Monday, May 13, 2013

Lessons on Tranquility

We have a lovely little pond with fountain that is a tranquil spot in our yard.  The gold fish make graceful slashes of color, the moving water soothes and something about the purity of the white lilies invites contemplation.  Our county has had a recent bout of violence and as of this day a manhunt is ongoing for a man who murdered his family.  Of course, I judge this man harshly.  Yet, while I may not carry out huge acts of violence, I am guilty of daily acts of violence.  I guess we all are: anger, jealousy, greed  are all difficult emotions to control and most of us don't have much training on how to handle these feelings.  
But we need to try. 

tranquility - a disposition free from stress 

tranquility: the absence of  anxiety

tranquility: steadiness of mind

tranquility: a feeling of calm

tranquility: an untroubled state even with disturbances

whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent, excellent post with beautiful pictures. We do love your pond - and I love the picture I have of you and Betty sitting beside it.

    Well done.


    PS: I hope you are all safe.


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