1.05.2010

let's start out the new year proper like.

| GRIFFITH PARK, LA, CA |

"The earth is in motion and growth; the mountains, hills and prairies are green and pleasant; the bounty is overflowing; the mercy universal; the rain is descending from the cloud of mercy; the brilliant Sun is shining; the full moon is ornamenting the horizon of ether; the great ocean-tide is flooding every little stream; the gifts are successive; the favors consecutive; and the refreshing breeze is blowing, wafting the fragrant perfume of the blossoms. Boundless treasure is in the hand of the King of Kings! Lift the hem of thy garment in order to receive it. If we are not happy and joyous at this season, for what other season shall we wait and for what other time shall we look?”

`Abdu’l-Bahá

This quote is amazing. It helps me open my eyes to the life that is all around me, once I am able to do this, I am attuned to the energy and powerful vibrations that are all around me - especially when I am in nature. that is the best place to feel God and let go. It also helps me check myself to be more positive and strive to see the beauty in all things...sometimes that's hard when you are in negative digit temps in cold and frigid sodak...but you get the point.

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This has been one of my favorite quotes for the last couple of months, it makes me feel proud of my honesty, rather than ashamed or overly sensitive to how others might take it:

"Never apologize for showing feeling.

When you do so, you apologize for truth."

-Benjamin Disraeli

Baktash and I just got back from LA where we were for 10 days, and I have been conscious of the fact that I have been MIA from the ol' bliggityblog. I have been feeling unmotivated and unexcited lately, maybe cos its winter, maybe because a lot has happened to me in the last 6 months and I am just now winding down...i am not sure. But I promise to blog more, as long as you promise to keep checking in and telling me what your thoughts are too, my two dear readers. ;) heh.

What are some of your favorite quotes to start off the new year??

4 comments:

flashlightfaces said...

LOVE that last quote. And I totally feel you about feeling uninspired, I'm pretty sure the winter has made me feel super bleak.
One of my favorite quotes is "There isn't anyone you couldn't love once you've heard their story." -- Mary Lou Kownacki
I have to remember it so that I can be nicer to people. Ugh.

Jason said...

Griffith Park is my fave place in LA. Did you go up to the Observatory? The hiking up there is da bomb.

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

samimi-extremie said...

booboo: yeah i love that quote, that is really good. though sometimes hard to believe. ;)

jase: yeah we've been up there, it is amazing. i love it, its like this little treasure in the midst of a crazy city. LA is rad. great quote too. really dig it. thanks for sharing, both of you!

xxx

Steve said...

"Praise be to God, this century is a glorious century; may love increase every day; may it strike fire to light the candle in the darkness, like a gift and mercy of God."

--'Abdu'l-Baha

I have the quote on my calendar book.