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- Producer25/09/201610 SOLUTIONS TO A HARDENED HEARTLIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF PSALM 95:8-9(NASB) "Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness, "When your fathers tested Me, They tried Me, though they had seen My work. "1. A hardened heart cannot receive...
- Producer09/09/2016Flash Forward ...Its Today!To Give ...This was written a few months ago. For whatever the reason, today I'm publishing, and hope you are inspired to live! Donna-Luisa We are here for more than one purpose. I firmly believe that Jesus Christ died for me, you and everyone. Some...
Comments11/09/2016 #17 Franci Eugenia Hoffman#14 @Donna-Luisa Eversley - hives that I own are:
and two hives "A bees Reads", which is my storage hive for buzzes I want to refer to; and "Affinitize", which I just created for cross-referencing of ideas.
Is this what you needed?
PS I also have a spreadsheet of all the hives I have featured in Hive Talk. It's dorky because I haven't taken the time to set up an excel spreadsheet in MS Office 365 but it works for the time being.10/09/2016 #16 Phil Friedman@ @Donna-Luisa Eversley - I like this piece precisely because you don't dwell on yourself and your issues, but focus of reaching out and spreading hope and encouragement to others. Consequently, I should like to quote a favorite producer of wise tidbits: "It takes just as much effort to retreat, and may be more dangerous than to move forward..." (From the Wisdom of Chung King, Second Scroll, circa 650 AD) Cheers and thanks for sharing this.10/09/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley#7 @Michael D. Davis Thank You. I wanted to be sitting at my computer to write this note. Yesterday I wanted to do something different, with my followers, and we connected more than a follow of names with your acceptance of my hand as it were. Social media, can be great but we really need to move from collecting or sharing our names, to building relationships. Someone needs to take a step and someone needs to reciprocate. So if, in my outreach I can meet individuals like you, then I am truly engaging social media in relationship building. (I'm inspired to write a post on this, so keep on the look out for that soon!). I'm connecting with people, not simply numbers of names!
Lao Tzu's wisdom is renowned, but seems is not taken to action by many. Each action, and step with draw a corresponding movement. Sometimes the movement will take us where we think we want to go, and sometimes, the action of doing nothing leaves us in the same place. As I read your comment, my step forward was taken, and like a chess game, I'm doing the next move. This is life in its simplest form. Movement.
You spoke of one hand clapping, and the emotion welled up inside, as yes there is a sound made by one hand, and sometimes its so loud it can't be picked up by those too busy to hear. This post sat in my inbox, and I did wonder if it should be shared. Its one of those pieces where you pour your heart out and then, look amazed at the understanding written.
Thank you for following me, and I look forward to engaging more with you.09/09/2016 #7 Michael D. DavisThank you for the gift of your post @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Here's a word of encouragement just for you.
You mention Lao Tzu's famous proverb of a journey beginning with one step. I have appreciated the wisdom Lao Tzu for many years now and it was delightful for me to read your post today. Lao Tzu also talks about the sound of one hand clapping, which happens to be one of my favorite passages from the Tao Te Ching. It's a well cited Zen kōan meant to help students understand that sometimes there is no answer other than no answer.
Today I read where someone says the easy and obvious answer to the sound of one hand clapping is the sound of one hand closing. However, upon contemplating this I find there is another answer which I have come to personally accept.
The sound of one hand clapping is the sound of one hand opening itself up to the world, not closing itself off to it. Within this sound there is an embodiment of all the yen and yang of human experience. It's said that positive and negative cannot exist or be fully appreciated without the other. They gives balance to all there is.
You have found the sound of one hand clapping Donna-Luisa. By the opening of your hand we have heard the sound of one hand clapping and have been blessed by it. Keep on sharing and I'll keep on clapping with one hand, right along with you.
With gratitude and a Smile,
#thedailychalkboard09/09/2016 #3 Laura MikolaitisI love this post @Donna-Luisa Eversley, thank you for sharing it. This is a wonderful thought: "One conscious movement, in the direction of forward makes all the difference. There are things you can control, and battles you can win. Let the one within be the beginning." So true and your timing on publishing this is impeccable. It's been a challenging few months for me and I need to remember how powerful those forward movements can be; and dispel the negative forces that sometimes feel as though they have a strong hold over your spirit. You are a strong and beautiful person, Donna and I appreciate all your encouragement and support. Keep on writing and keep on inspiring.
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- Producer28/07/2016Happiness#simplesttopic #mostdifficulttoinfer #takenforgranted#mytake #hypocrite?If the whole world can follow an unidentified notion called God, and hope that everything is going to be okay in the end, it reduces the guilt of writing bullshit...
Comments28/07/2016 #15 Mamen Delgado#12 I simply LOVE that title @CityVP Manjit, "To Be Happier, Start Thinking More About Your Death". Impressive. I'll try to read the article later. It reminds me a very good journalist in Spain, Jesús Hermida, who said in an interview about the people who complains for the weather or the rainy days, "If you were dead, you would love to be able to enjoy a rainy day...". He was very ill, with cancer, when that interview happened and he finally died last year. And I think of him sometimes...28/07/2016 #12 CityVP ManjitI give this to a truly happy person and that happy person may start crying because they never saw when happiness become a prescription. Arthur C. Brook writes "To Be Happier, Start Thinking More About Your Death" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/opinion/sunday/to-be-happier-start-thinking-more-about-your-death.html?_r=0 View moreI give this to a truly happy person and that happy person may start crying because they never saw when happiness become a prescription. Arthur C. Brook writes "To Be Happier, Start Thinking More About Your Death" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/opinion/sunday/to-be-happier-start-thinking-more-about-your-death.html?_r=0 As for bullshit, that is not flow, that is the glue that keeps civilization together, once we aware of the temporal joints, we can begin ignoring BS as a human construct and begin dipping into the nature of emotion and action - and there we find all the siblings of happiness including joy. Then there is the extended family and the forgotten and even expelled child called "sadness" - and when all of that comes together in the flow of my own being - I reach towards finding flow with the value of living my life closer to a whole and not just in its parts. As for what others do and think, that is their business, whatever knocks your head back is your life choice I say, for this is simply my trip and I appreciate whatever trip another wishes that does not end in harm. Whose to say happiness will emerge unless we were happy. Close28/07/2016 #11 Dean Owen#10 Great memory! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/culinary-sadists Yes and I'll take donkey dumplings over baby goat still in the womb anyday! :) I think we are experiencing bursts of happiness, just like in Aadarsh's delightful article! But when the squirrel crosses my path, I will always think of our prominent honey maker, @Pamela L. Williams28/07/2016 #5 Fatima WilliamsLovely message @Aadarsh Krishna Happiness turns our world in a beautiful rainbow of colors. Great buzz :)
Love this line "Happiness is not something you can capture in a mason jar and call your own. But life will give you little pieces of pure ecstasy and you must fill your heart with those pieces until you are brimming with joy" - Happiness is complete only when you share it with others !