Uncertainties True Certainties

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

sky un-certainty ~d nelson

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

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clouded un-certainty

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.~ Rabindranath Tagore

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natural un-certainty

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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85 thoughts on “Uncertainties True Certainties

  1. Pingback: Uncertainties True Certainties — smilecalm | gramirezblog

    1. smilecalm Post author

      wishing you warmth
      and inspiration from that candle, Tippy Gnu!
      we’ll probably need long lasting
      led candle lights for years
      of continuous use 🙂

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    1. smilecalm Post author

      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 🙂

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    1. smilecalm Post author

      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 🙂

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  2. Margarita

    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.
    😉 xoxoM

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  3. AmyRose🌹

    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! ❤

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    1. smilecalm Post author

      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 🙂

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  4. Ben Naga

    “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

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  5. JC

    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

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    1. smilecalm Post author

      smiling to your wise guidance, JC
      i’ll continue endeavoring to be content
      happily understanding less
      until there’s nothing left
      to be certain 🙂

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  7. Mél@nie

    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! 🙂

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    1. smilecalm Post author

      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 🙂

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      1. Mél@nie

        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! 🙂

  8. Ka Malana - Fiestaestrellas.com

    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.

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    1. smilecalm Post author

      i’ve faith in your capacity
      as a skilled practitioner, Ka,
      in transforming mud
      into lotuses!
      As you’ve heartfully experienced
      the art of suffering
      is not separate
      from the art
      of happiness!
      Nature is doing it
      right now all around.
      One gentle, calming
      breath at a time
      keeps that candle alight 🙂

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  9. Jet Eliot

    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. 🙂

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    1. smilecalm Post author

      thank you for your kindness
      and sharing your light here, Jet!
      yes, it’s enjoyable having good songs
      along to generate compassion and happiness 🙂

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  10. Aquileana

    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! ⭐

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  11. ShethP

    Rare is the man whom one can trust implicitly from first glance. Doubt, hence, is certainly inevitable.
    Great opening quote, and lovely photographs. 🙂

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  12. Sue Dreamwalker

    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.
    Sue

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    1. smilecalm Post author

      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 🙂

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