Reflection and Tranquility

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A rushing water could NEVER reflect an image clearly. It takes a tranquil surface for light to settle and for any object to be reflected off. Indra Devi puts it more succinctly:

Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.

In today’s age and time, rushing seems to be an acceptable way of life. Taking a slow pace means being left behind. But what’s all in the rush if we’re chasing the wrong things? We need to slow down. We need to settle in order for light to come upon us and make us give off good reflections.

If it’s impossible to cut the hustle in life, we may at least, set aside a downtime for reflection and quietude. After all, it’s in this profound activity that we get much of our inner power. The pursuit is worth it.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

Daily Prompt

WPC: Wanderlust

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The months of April and May are the Philippines summer months. Classes are closed and everyone’s taking a vacation. My nephew from another region of the country visits us. Since we live in our country’s third-smallest island, beaches and hills surround us. In this photo my youngest son gladly accompanied his visiting cousin in a nearby hill. It’s only a forty-five-minute walk from our place. 
 
While on top they could see the big houses below. Ours is covered by lush trees so it isn’t visible from where they are standing. Located farther are the sea and another island. Hadn’t it been cloudy, the sunrise could have given a misty glow to everything around.
 
But the morning exercise and the sights made the boys’ eyes sparkled with awe.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

WPC: Wish

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

Like any other loving mothers, my greatest wish for my two sons is that they’d be genuinely happy in everything they do and in whatever situation they are in.

If I could, I would have them be free of life’s bruises and problems. If possible, no tear may fall upon their eyes and no questions may hunt their young minds. If I could just spare them from the harsh realities of life, that I would certainly do.

However, if that would come true, I’d be the most unfair mother of all. For I cannot teach my children to be strong when they are not faced with their own weaknesses. I cannot teach them trust when they are not confronted with doubts. And I could not give them the right answers when they fail to see the nuances of things.

I may be the most hurt when they are hurt, or in pain. But I also have to endure the pains of a mother that never stop even after childbirth. My two hands are ever ready to embrace them in every fall or victory that may come their way.

And I could only pray, like any mother out there, that my Maker would always cast His loving guidance upon my two beautiful sons.

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Weekly Photo Challenge