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Harvest | of Love

It is harvest time in the Northern Hemisphere, and celebrations of gratitude are occurring in some cultures. It gives me pause to think, are we cognizant often enough of the seeds we are planting with our words? For indeed, we harvest what we sow.

Words are seeds and they have power. The moment they leave our mouths, we have planted a thought or feeling in someone else. When words are rooted in negativity such as anger, jealousy, spite, or a need for control, they create huge destruction.

Sometimes the destruction is intentional, which creates its own karma back to the person who initiated it. Other times the hurt and destruction are unintentional. We are sometimes simply careless and do not think before we speak.

Particularly with the current turmoil in the world, it’s behooves us to intentionally plant more positive, expansive seeds. Words of love. Words of gratitude. Words that initiate cooperation. Words rooted in grace.

At the end of the day, the world will be the garden that we plant. What will it look like? Will it be a world ravaged by fear, war, greed, jealousy, hate? Or, will it be a world that flourishes in a state of grace? It is up to us to decide.

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Harvest | of Love © Susan L Hart 2020

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Seeing | Beauty beholder, open your eyes wide, look deep. It's everywhere. | HartHaiku.com

Seeing | The Beauty

“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.” These words from Plato may be one of the most quoted phrases ever. It has morphed more commonly into, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. Either way, we all know its meaning. One person’s idea of beauty may differ widely from another person. We look, judge, categorize and label everything around us.

Perhaps we all see everything through a pinhole lens. My Hart Haiku post Beauty Defined | How We See delves into the attributes we immediately assign to that which we find beautiful or ugly. One of our challenges is to broaden our perspective; it makes for a richer life experience.

Startlingly, I realized during my travels that I DO have an unconscious rating system for landscapes. That’s right, the scenery I see around me. You see, I’m an artist of landscapes. A certain picture of “beautiful” has evolved in me for many years.

How did that change? I began to travel. I removed myself from seeing the same old view, over and over again. Particularly a little dirt road in Australia taught me about seeing beauty in a broader way. The full story at my Susan L Hart post: Seeing Beauty in Australia

Beauty beholder,
open your eyes wide, look deep.
It’s everywhere.

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Inspirational Quotes:

“To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Each person is worth the value put on them by the affection of others, and that is where popular wisdom has found that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” ~ Machado de Assis

“Beauty begins in the eyes of the beholder; Reality ends in the mind of the observer.” ~ Joey Lawsin

“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Most of my beholders are blind.” ~ Basith

“The beauty of life is in the eye of the beholder. Open your minds eye and see the true beauty of life. Rid yourself of the negative, and rejoice in love and consciousness.” ~ Kenneth G. Ortiz

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Seeing | The Beauty © Susan L Hart 2019, 2020

Be Kind | Small acts of kindness, flickers of light uplifting hearts out of darkness. | HartHaiku.com

Be Kind | Heal the World

Be kind.

Each drop of kindness is a spark of light we contribute to humanity. It ripples ever outward, with healing grace. Kindness is a simple, small act of love. It shows we care about the world around us. It gets us out of “me”, into “what can I do for others?”

It does not have to be costly in terms of time or money. It can be as simple as a smile, a compliment, a few random words of encouragement. But it likely means more to the receiver than we might imagine. In a nutshell, it shows them that there are still people “out there” who care.

Kindness + caring = a happier world. “Service to self “and “service to others” seem to be increasingly divergent paths in the world right now. Which path will we each follow? Perhaps a healthy balance between the two is in order…

So, don’t forget to be kind to yourself too.

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Inspirational Quotes:

Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” ~ Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” ~ Henry James

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ~ Plato

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Kind | Show you care © Susan L Hart 2019

Mind Limits | Break Free

Decoupling and freeing our thoughts from society’s “mind molding” takes recognition, desire, will and determination. Here is a pragmatic Mind Your Reality article about why and how the potential of your mind is limitless: Thought Power – Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

And this wikiHow article provides many great tips for digging out of our mind ruts: How to Expand your Mind.

Unleash your mind. You may be delightfully shocked at where it takes you!

Inspirational Quotes:

“Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.” ~ Robin S. Sharma

“In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility. ~ Victoria Moran

“All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

“Know that in your deeper mind are Infinite Intelligence and Infinite Power.” ~ Joseph Murphy,

“Your mind is infinite, it’s your doubts that are limiting.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki

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Mind Limits | Break Free © Susan L Hart 2020