Thought for Today

Surprised by orange. Copyright 2008 by R.O. Robbins

Surprised by orange.
Copyright 2008 by R.O. Robbins

“October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came—
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.”

George Cooper

[Source: http://www.edhelper.com/poetry/Octobers_Party_by_George_Cooper.htm%5D

Thought for Today

Precious Moments Chapel 2012 R.A. Robbins

Precious Moments Chapel
2012 R.A. Robbins

“You are accepted!” … accepted by that which is greater than you and the name of which you do not know. Do not ask the name now, perhaps you will know it later. Do not try to do anything, perhaps later you will do much. Do not seek for anything, do not perform anything, do not intend anything. Simply accept the fact that you are accepted.  - Paul Tillich

 

Healthy Living A to Z: T is for Time

You can tell how important something is to you by the amount of time you devote to it. Take a minute to stop and reflect on your values. What do you consider most important? Now look at how you spend your time. Do the two match up?

I know that out of necessity work consumes a great deal of time for most people, but does it consume you as well? Do you still make quality time for family, friends, faith and rest? Do you take the time needed to live a healthy, balanced life? This is not a frantic, over the top workout at the gym squeezed into an already too busy day.

How much of the time you spend on various activities is really necessary to get them done and how much is based on unrealistic expectations and excessive pressure (internal or external) to “succeed” or be perfect? This is one I struggle with and I am sure I’m not alone in this.

Our time here on this earth is limited. It is precious. Spend it wisely.

Thought for Today

Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

“We don’t set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people’s hearts.” — Pema Chodron [Source: http://www.wisdomquotes.com/topics/interdependence/%5D

Listen to Your Mother

In the Tall Grass Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

In the Tall Grass
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

In the creation story in Genesis God shapes human bodies from the dust of the earth and breathes life into them. Literally or figuratively, doesn’t this tell us that God is our Father the earth is our Mother?

Over the years I have found myself becoming more in tune with the rhythm of the seasons. The call of autumn to prepare for winter is becoming increasingly strong.  Winter is my most creative time.  When the weather drives me indoors the inspiration for writing and creating art becomes very strong.

We must pay attention to these things. We are meant to live in harmony with the earth, not control it, use it for our personal gain and then discard it.  If we destroy the earth we also destroy ourselves.

Our mother earth speaks to us. It’s up to us to listen.