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Fishing…

Every day is a new day.

It is better to be lucky…

 

 

 

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but I would rather be exact.

Then when luck comes

you are ready…

 

 

 

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To hell with 

luck…

 

 

 

 

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I ‘ll bring the luck 

with me…

 

 

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My big fish must be

somewhere…

 

 

 

 

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As wave is driven by 

each wave…

 

 

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The world breaks everyone..

and afterward…

 

 

 

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some are strong at

the broken place…

 

 

 

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But man is not made

of defeat …

 

 

 

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a man can be destroyed..

but not

defeated…

 

 

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Men go fishing all their 

lives..

without realizing,

 

 

 

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its not the fish 

they are after 

(~ ` ~ Henry David )

 

 

 

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Fishing is much more than 

fish…

 

 

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It is the great occasion when we may

return to the fine simplicity 

of our forefathers…

( ~ ` ~ Herbert Hoover )

 

 

 

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( Words: Ernest Hemingway )

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Older wisdom…

 

Since we are the youngest children of creation,
our accumulated wisdom is young, too, and so I 
search outside of the tiny and fragile box of 
humankind’s insight and understanding for the
older wisdom, the more ancient and enduring
healing.

               …I have documented the rich insights and mercies
brought to my life by my animal kin…I write about


the empowerment of meaningful and healing
relationships.
Many of mine are with animals and nature.


                                        ~ ` ~ Susan Chernak Mcelroy

 

 

 

 

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Enduring & Real…

To look for a form or search 

for a 

sound

is to stumble down the

wrong path .

The wisdom that cannot be thought,

alone reveals that which

is enduring and

real…

 

   ~ ` ~   Zen

 

 

 

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Breathe in…

 

 

Breathe in with the deep awareness that you are a 

human being.

Then breathe out and touch the earth,

a non-man element, as your mother.

Visualize the streams of water beneath the Earth’s

surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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See the minerals .See our Mother Earth, the Mother of

us all.

Then bring your arms up and breathe in again, touching the

trees, flowers, fruits, birds, squirrels, air and sky– the

non-elements.

 

 

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When your head is touching the air, the sun, the moon,

the galaxies, the cosmos–non-man elements that have

come together in order to make man possible–you see

that all of the elements are coming into you to make your

being possible.

 

 

 

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Breathing in again, stretch your arms and be aware that you also penetrate other 

elements.

 

 

 

 

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Man helps make the other elements possible.

 

( Words : Thich Nhat Hanh  )

 


Soul menders…

 

The way of these gentle giants..

&

how they heal us are

mysterious…

 

 

 

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They are some of the most 

accomplished

&

accessible

 

 

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healers we may

ever

meet…

 

 

 

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there is power that resides

in the heart of

species…

 

 

 

 

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that..is 

exponentially

higher than ..the power of any 

individual…

 

 

 

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The desire to know your

soul

will end all 

other desires.

                   ~ ` ~ Rumi

 

 

 

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My soul is my

guide.

                     ~ ` ~ Rumi

 

 

 

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( words adapted from; “Animals as healers “.. pictures taken at Kaziranga national park,India )


Born Fisherman…

 

 

You were born to be a fisherman as the 

fish was born to be a 

fish…

 

 

 

 

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You loved him when 

he was

alive…

 

 

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and you loved him

after…

 

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Fishing kills me exactly 

as it keeps me

alive…

 

 

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( words: Ernest Hemingway ~ ` ~ The old man & the sea )


Art…

 

Art is both love and friendship and

 understanding:

the desire to give.

 

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It is not charity, which is the giving

of things.

 

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It is more than kindness, which is

the giving of self.

 

 

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It is both taking and giving of beauty, the turning

out to the light of the inner folds of the awareness

of the spirit.

 

 

 

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It is the recreation on another plane of

 the realities of the world;

 

 

 

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The tragic and wonderful realities of earth

and men…

 

 

 

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and all the interrelations

of these.

 

 

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(words: Ansel Adams)


Heart Wanders…

 

 

 Clouds heap upon clouds & it
         darkens…
        I keep gazing on the far away gloom
                                of the sky, & my

heart wanders wailing with the
restless mind.

                              ~ ` ~ Rabindranath Tagore (Gitanjali)

 

 

 

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Standing still…

 

 

 

”   …every creature on the face of the earth seems to know how to be quiet and        

                                                           still…..

 

                              but we seem to have lost the ability just to be quiet, to simply be

 

                                   present in the stillness that is the basis of our existence……”

                                                                                                                                 ~~john daido loori

 

 

          

   Stillness is very natural

 

                                                                    and uncomplicated..

 

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                                                   it is incredibly

 

                                                                                              Profound…    

 

 

                              “…still , calm ,even

 



                                                             in the midst of chaos……” 


 

 

                    ”  To be            still         means…

 

                                       to empty yourself from the incessant flow of thoughts

 

                                                                         and create a state of consciousness that is open and

 

                                                                                                                                            receptive….”

 

 

 

 

                   ”  The stilled mind is like a mirror.


                                                     It  doesn’t process ; it just reflects.

 

                                                                                             at any moment it is free…”