It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Chapter 10, Page 25, Book 15

Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime. And, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time. 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

October 25th - Some moments in life are beyond beautiful, they are sublime.

The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately. One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous, and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again. 

Thomas Paine

I think we’ve all had at sometime or another beautifully sublime landscape moments. It has been said we experience the sublime best when we become aware of our oneness with Nature. There is a sublime happiness in seeing the sun come up on a misty morning.  By looking carefully at the world around us, we find the sublime.

We can discover and experience the sublime and Oneness with all life by noticing colors and shapes pleasing to the eye.  By taking a moment to stop and look more carefully at a flower, we can see delicate lines, sprinkles of gold dust, and flecks of white that are not visible unless we take a closer look.  It is the experience many people have in nature of being connected to something greater than themselves.

It’s important to make a conscious choice to enjoy these perfect moments, even if it means setting aside what we were planning for the day, or delaying our next task. Many of the sublime moments of life may not come around again.

Life is too short to waste.


betty said...

That is so true about sublime moments and taking the time to appreciate them when they come along. I know I've taken a lot of time to bird watch this year which was probably a good thing because who knows in our next house down the line if we'll attract the same types of birds that we saw here? And so true, life is too short to waste indeed!


Mevely317 said...

Oh, I've not thought of that word in forever. What a wonderful way to express oneself - and, at the same time - feel it resonate inside.

jack69 said...

Sublime evenings and mornings are more numerous in the desert and on the seas. There are times, with nature, that one must just stop and drink it in. Sublime, a very good word.
Beautiful day here in Florida also.