If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. ~Rene Descartes
Between Earth & Sky
truth’s uncertainty abides.
Experienced with open 3rd eyes,
hearts & minds beholden
of certain inter-being.
Now an alleged post-truth, emotional-disconnect age ?
Well, integrity doesn’t allow sending fake-news!
Were I a tweeter my heart’s messages would be,
have courage dear sisters & brothers
as a frigid moon shines brightly
against light years of darkness.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. ~Buddha
If I could tweet a song it would be:
Light one candle (click here to listen to Peter, Paul & Mary’s performance)
Don’t let the light go out! (click here to listen to Peter, Paul & Mary’s performance)
It’s lasted for so many years!
Don’t let the light go out!
Let it shine through our hope and our tears.
~song by Peter Yarrow
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.~ Rabindranath Tagore
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy ~Francis of Assisi
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Thank you for these timeless and timely reminders about the power of joy and light, David. 🙂
there while your little
light shines, Carol!
thank you for such
kind words 🙂
Thank you for sharing this lovely post! Great to hear Peter, Paul and Mary again. 🙂
makes me happy having a song
to share with you, Dina!
may the light stay
warm & bright for you, david 🙂
The uncertainty of Truth. Now, that’s a great paradox.
between mind & body
there is much confusion, JoAnn!
while nature itself
is certainly not shy
expressing truth 🙂
Yes. Nature should be our respected bellwether.
Hang on to hope
In the years of darkness
thank you for your kind words, Anarette!
my little light keeps charged
with the inspiration of others,
along with sun & earth’s gifts 🙂
shielding my candle
best as I can
against the wind
with my hand
wishing you warmth
and inspiration from that candle, Tippy Gnu!
we’ll probably need long lasting
led candle lights for years
of continuous use 🙂
David! Beautiful post. Love PP&M and enjoyed the images very much. Happy Holidays!
smiling to your kindness, laura!
hopeful songs keep me going, as well.
the scenery appeared for me while cycling yesterday, except for the super moon. happy bay area holiday for you 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Certainly looking for true tweets
from our leaders next year.
Meanwhile, keep the light!
may you find that truth, Tom!
i’ll be having even more
outside time, listening
for the tweets of birds!
yes, may we all be
in the light 🙂
David, uncertainty in the vastness of universe is inherent in all of us. Praise be the days we see the beauty of the light. Beautiful post and all wonderful quotes.
thank you for your kindness & wise perspective, Annika! yes, let us keep doing our best
to strike those matches and push on
our little led head lights 🙂
I doubt anyone and everyone who claims to be the bearer of truth. I turned it all off long ago and have never looked back. It’s lovely outside. 😎
makes me smile knowing
you’re out there, JD
where air is fresh,
clear & true 🙂
Abide in Truth, David.
There is nothing to seek,
for we already have and ARE…EVERYTHING.
Abide in Truth, my friend.
There is nothing to seek
for you’ve never lost It.
i’ve no doubt
in your truth, Margarita!
may your day be
in wonder 🙂
Doubt is like a priceless jewel! 🙂
your kind wisdom
leaves no doubt, Tom!
may today be
a precious jewel for you 🙂
Even though uncertainty abides, your songs of hope and messages of truth, calm us, and light our paths David. 🙏🏻✨✨
thank you, Karen!
makes me happy
we can sing together
& find the truth
available in each moment of life 🙂
Oh, David, you are truly so beautiful. Huge lump in throat and so emotional as I read this post. Your images all took my breath away and each and every letter of each and every word embraced my Heart, saying shine, Hope, Love. Thank you, David, for the Path you walk and for who you are. Bless you and Peace, dear Friend! ❤
smiling to your peaceful breaths
and calm, lumped-throat, Amy
as you’re certainly one
of life’s wonders 🙂
All those lovely comments, David. You must have an extra special chromosome for vision, words, images, and peace. Beautiful post.
thank you for making all
the more lovely, susan
with your words!
not sure about having extra
genetic gifts, but i do feel inspired
from time to time to share
what feels real for me.
wishing you happy holiday times 🙂
There is so much comfort in light. There’s joy in reading your insight. Hugs
your light offers comfort
to loved ones & strangers, dear sister!
smiling and feeling
a moment of wisdom
& that virtual hug 🙂
Earth and Sky
Lies the mystery
Of ancient days
Today known as ‘true love’
Thank you for this post, David. 🙂
thank you for your
poetic insights, dear Souldiver!
certainly with each moment
wonders of life & love
await being revealed 🙂
With each dear friend. _/\_peace with each step ❤
“Staring into space out of the deep unknown
His will to immolation
Touches a sudden spring
That opens a secret door
Gateway to reminiscence
Dreams that come to nothing revisited
Ghosts shimmer in the walls
And say: Yes, I came this way
Dismantled all my posits
Reappropriated my a prioris …
The truth has no talons
In an ocean of aimless pursuits”
– Ben Naga
heart’s curiosity, smiling!
almost ready to delete
and abandon all posts for the cause
my mistake 🙂
I love the analogy, “frigid moon shines brightly against light-years of darkness.” And we all wonder, wish, fall in and out of love by the light of the moon. To understand doubt brings freedom to understand what we can’t understand. A beautiful post… Happy Holidays, JC
smiling to your wise guidance, JC
i’ll continue endeavoring to be content
happily understanding less
until there’s nothing left
to be certain 🙂
Thank you for your thoughtful words that helps me to be content with less understanding.
May nature guide us through uncertainty and shine a light on all people. Lovely hopeful post David 💛
thank you for your kind understanding, Val! certainly my
hope, also 🙂
great details 🙂
thank you, dear joshi!
yes, they’re sparkling
awaiting being revealed 🙂
ah, mon cher Descartes… ❤ btw, I've been (a) Cartesian-Darwinian for decades… 🙂 and years ago, after I visited Navajo families in Utah & Arizona, I adopted the 10 commandments of the Native Americans:
1. The Earth is our Mother, care for Her.
2. Honor all your relations with your fellows.
3. Open your heart and soul to the Universal Spirit.
4. All life is sacred, treat all beings with respect and tolerance.
5. Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more.
6. Do what needs to be done for the good of all.
7. Speak the truth but only for the good in others.
8. Follow the rhythm of Nature: rise and retire with the sun.
9. Take full responsibility for your actions.
10. Enjoy life’s journey, but leave no tracks; look after the well-being of Mind and Body…
* * *
wish you tons of inspiration, have a serene week ahead & may the Universal Spirit be with you, now and always! 🙂
thank you for this deep sharing, dear Mél@nie!
sorry i didn’t see your words a few days ago.
a wonderful set of guiding Native principles to adopt. living much of my life on AZ & UT reservations cultivated my admiration of their ancient ways & wisdom. perhaps i’ve adopted many of these commandments, albiet less formally, perhaps, than yourself. i’m enjoying tons of rain here which is an inspiration from the drought. may your days be warm & like holidays, everyday 🙂
you’re always welcome, Sir! 🙂 and btw, better later than never or not at all… 😉 MILLE MERCI for dropping by my humble playground, my very best and have a pleasant weekend! c u asap! 🙂
Francis of Assisi says it all for me. We must love as much as we can from wherever we are.
thank you for embodying that
noble sentiment, Alison!
wishing you joyful holiday
ease & happiness, david 🙂
And the same to you!
This is precisely what I needed to read.
Thank you, David. We must find that hope-light inside and share it as best we can. Just as you have done here. Though I’m still grieving what is, there remains the curiosity to discover what possibilities remain within me to keep the light lit.
i’ve faith in your capacity
as a skilled practitioner, Ka,
in transforming mud
As you’ve heartfully experienced
the art of suffering
is not separate
from the art
Nature is doing it
right now all around.
One gentle, calming
breath at a time
keeps that candle alight 🙂
A much needed post. Thank you, David, for all your wisdom 🙂
thank you for certainly
making this world wiser, Michele
and making me smile 🙂
Thank you for these reminders and also for the beautiful photos! 😀
smiling to your kindness!
continued success in med school 🙂
Woah, thank you so much!
thank you for your kindness, rabirius 🙂
You’re very welcome.
Ah, you quote some amazing beings in this post! And the photos, oh the photos! Add in your poetic words and I see so much light in place of darkness xx
certainly happy to hear that you enjoyed the words and pictures, Christy!
may you continue being
a light for yourself and others 🙂
And YOU are a light in this blogging world ❤ Thanks for sharing such beautiful words in your posts x
A wonderful tribute to the power of light and love, David. Enjoyed the fervor and sweetness of the PP&M concert too. It’s always a joy to visit here, adds a spark to my day. Thank you. 🙂
thank you for your kindness
and sharing your light here, Jet!
yes, it’s enjoyable having good songs
along to generate compassion and happiness 🙂
Uncertainties are something certain if you stop to think about it…. and not much more can be said! 😉
Great words and images, my friend. Best wishes & happy holidays! ⭐
i’m certain of your kindness and wisdom, Aquileana!
wishing you pleasant holiday warmth & happiness 🙂
hello smilecalm its dennis the vizsla dog hay that saint francis seemd to no a gud thing or too no wunder all us animals liked him!!! ok bye
his karing for dogs n animals
lives on in gude deeds many
still do today, dennis! sum wun
shude do gude n give you a bone soon 🙂
You perhaps should reconsider your position on Twittering. I would say you have some skill. 🙂
Love the wisdom you share here, David!
smiling to your kind response
that leave me all a’twittered, Michael!
wishing you only
happy tweets 🙂
Rare is the man whom one can trust implicitly from first glance. Doubt, hence, is certainly inevitable.
Great opening quote, and lovely photographs. 🙂
thanks for that insight!
doubt, a survival trait leftover
from when humans were eaten by dinosaurs! 🙂
How true David!
thank you, Maria 🙂
Loved your thoughts dear David.. We must indeed shine a candle upon the truth, and shine our own lights into the world.. Not by listening to the clouded ‘Fake-news’ But in adding our own Love to the possibilities when we join in thoughts through kindness and compassion.
I loved your Buddha quote.. What we think is what we create.. May we all of us stop thinking the worst outcomes.. But let us start to believe WE can heal and unite our differences..
Love and Blessings my friend..
Wishing you a joyous 2017.
thank you for your kind
and real expression, Sue!
i look forward to seeing humans
actually coming together for the good,
maybe even this year!
wonderful 2017 to you 🙂
We live in hope and faith David, that our Hearts will Unite.. ❤ 🙂
smiling to happy
healthy hearts 🙂
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thank you for kindly sharing, shivashishpeaks!
may you be well, david 🙂
Very nicely done!
smiling to your kind comment, Phil 🙂