Monday, October 29, 2012

Curious Shadow ~ Artist's Play Room #33

Whatever else I may know, one thing is certain, I AM what I think and what I think about. The whole of this quote reads:

We are shaped by our thoughts; 

we become what we think. 

When the mind is pure, joy follows 

like a shadow that never leaves.

I like to think good thoughts. I like to speak them [or write them] "out loud" where anyone can know them. 

It is all too easy at Present to stay in my shadow, to dodge in and out of the light, and to play small. And I think often I DO just that, fearful of ruffling feathers, so to speak.

With all that is going on in the World BEyond the Wee Cottage, I've been keeping something of a low profile. I'm practising how to simply observe, to notice yet DO so quietly.

There are things to say, things I'd like to say, yet I choose the words I "speak" aloud with great care. If they don't bring what is good and kind, better I keep quiet.

This week's theme for Artist's Play Room #33 is Shadows. With the Elections, Halloween, November, and the storming of Sandy, there is much casting shadows on Life as I know it today.

May the one I cast bring JOY, Hope, and Light. Now, and Always.

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Janet said...

It casts joy and hope and light here Currie!!
Not sure where you live in the but hoping you are warm and safe *hugs*

Gloria j Zucaro said...

Wow! Very profound. And a good idea, too. I often get in trouble for "speaking my mind" on certain issues.

Jennifer McLean said...

very nice quote and I do like the abstract shadowy background. Good job. Happy Halloween!

Leovi said...

Wonderful view of your thoughts on this very fluid.

Rita said...

I agree with you and I love the quote!! :)

TwinkleToes2day said...

Such a thought provoking post Currie, but I truly love it and it made me realise that I too, I'm happy to say, always try to think and speak kindly and not be hurtful in thought word or deed. I love that quote you have here and I am 'borrowing' it if I may to print and have near.
Your shaow picture is wonderful. Stay safe *hug* :0)

Darla said...

Creative work and a wonderful quote to start my morning with.


Serena Lewis said...

Beautifully interpreted, Currie!!

Another quote I've always loved is -

Let your thoughts be positive for they will become your words.
Let your words be positive for they will become your actions.
Let your actions be positive for they will become your values.
Let your values be positive for they will become your destiny.

-- Mahatma Gandhi

Anonymous said...

the quote is beautiful! the post is beautiful. yes, yes, yes... I agree that our thoughts shapes us... I wish my mind was pure... I need it s much!

Tracey FK said...

The quote was fantastic... and love the way you have illustrated it... it matches the theme this week so perfectly... xx

Linda Richardson said...

Love your post, thoughts, the quote and photo - everything!... reminds me to be mindful of all those things you wrote about - thanks!

Catharina Engberg said...

BEautyful shadows and such true words of Budha. Wish you all the best currie.

VonnyK said...

Such a great quote. I love your picture, the effect is stunning.