Cast the First Stone

multitask rock

Where the mind is without fear and the
head is held high,
Where knowledge is free, …
Where tireless striving stretches the arms
toward perfection,
Where the clear stream of reason has not
lost its way
into the dreary desert sand of dead
habits,…
My father,
let my country awake. Β ~Rabindranath Tagore

small rocks & Buddha

Sticks and stones
help make my bones
and words can gently heal me.
Without any need for thinking
digestive tract breaks down
vegetables, fruits and other foods
revealing
vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, carbohydrates
water and other micro nutrients
made available for body’s well-being.
Our body offeringΒ ancient physiological wisdom
without anger or discrimination.

peace rock

Need it be difficult for mind
to see rocks as messengers of peace;
to see wooden sticks as signs of love,
as building blocks of humanity
as the providers of well-being they are, in the right dose?
With a little support and camaraderie
we can learn to live
in harmony with the earth
and each other.
Casting our stones, visibly
for peace and love.

peaceful wood & stone

peaceful wood & stone

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joyful artistry together

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37 thoughts on “Cast the First Stone

  1. Mary Ann Barton

    I live near Concord, MA, where visitors leave small stones, acorns, pinecones, and notes at the Transcentalists’ gravestones on Authors’ Ridge in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Sometimes there are inscriptions on the stones.com The effect is reverent and peaceful, like your photos here. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. smilecalm Post author

      thank you Mary Ann
      for your kind words and sharing of the peaceful actions of stones
      in your community. perhaps someday i will see them. our rocks
      are for a part of town in need of love.

      Reply
    1. smilecalm Post author

      wonderful hearing
      through a sacred heart!
      i’d enjoy receiving your though
      on the beautiful continuations song sometime.
      smiles to you eM πŸ™‚

      Reply
  2. harulawordsthatserve

    I really love this, because it turns a quite negative but ingrained saying into something very beautiful. There is such healing in the transformative power of taking a different perspective…H xxx

    Reply
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