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Sunday, July 31, 2011

A River of Stones: July 31

A Small Stone:
Comfort, and ease flow because of the way we direct our hearts not because of the outer circumstances of our lives, as we fantasize may be the case. 

And Another:
The heart of the matter IS the matter, though each passing moment flows easily through the fingers of our minds like water, slipping away, lost then remembered, gently returned in a new glimpse of acute awareness. Gratitude is the gift that awakens and fills our souls with delight again and again.



I recently shared the first stone above with some friends in an email. I believe those words are as true in this moment as they were then and always will be. The River of Stones event for July may be ending today, but the pebbles of wisdom gathered will remain treasures of inspiration for me, as will the kindness you have all offered my family, one another and me during this month of healing.

Thank you Fiona and Kaspa for a beautiful thirty-one days of deep awareness. I look forward to the next gathering of stones.


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21 comments:

  1. Beautiful inspirational words Laura, thank you for sharing.

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  2. That first stone really does say it all. Beautiful..and thank-you!!!

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  3. These stones are all so lovely.

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  4. Way to go for completing the entire month of small stones! Wonderful!

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  5. Beautiful Laura, thank you for this......

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  6. What a lovely pairing of text and image!!! Your posts are all beautiful. Thanks so much for your kind words at my blog. I look forward to following you, too!

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  7. The small stones this month were wonderful. Especially today's. Thank you so much for sharing. xo

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  8. Nicely done...another month of noticing the world around us- and once again I thank you for the gift of introducing me to Fiona's small stones blog and writers forum back in January. Indeed it has helped me direct my heart and find gratitude again. xo teri

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  9. The first small stone is indeed profoundly beautiful. A phrase to cherish and share. Thank you, Laura. ~ bright blessings ~

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  10. Such wisdom, Laura. And so very true. The stones are lovely. It's always like a universe confirmation when you find the heart stones along life's journey.

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  11. The heart of the matter Is the Matter. I love this!

    thank you. Peace and love to you.

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  12. Hi Laura!
    Lovely hearts and text!

    Thanks for your nice comments.
    I hope you get the chance to visit Norway one day as you wish. You are warmly welcome to visit me too, we always have rooms available:-)

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  13. Making a conscious effort to notice one small thing each day and be grateful for it is harder than it appears. Congratulations on completing this challenge:-)

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  14. Thank you for sharing all your small stones with us, it has been an enriching and enlightening experience :o)

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  15. Gratitude is the gift that awakens and fills our souls with delight again and again.

    I love this sentence. To be grateful, to acknowledge gratefulness, is what opens us up. I am deeply grateful that I "found" your blog and for the many precious words of wisdom and healing thoughts you have shared.

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  16. I think the saying holds very true. Love your heart shaped stone!

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  17. Hi Laura, I've come at the end of what sounds like a progression of inspiration, heart by heart. I love how you've arranged these gorgeous stones in your photograph; they remind me of the white coral that we like to collect on the beach and which, once home, remind us of warmth and light, heart to heart, stone to stone.

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  18. Utterly gorgeous. I am blessed to be a part of yourworld.

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  19. Beautiful macro shots and words.

    Thank you for your visit.

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  20. Thanks for your visit!
    Glad that you enjoyed my painting inspired by Nature.
    Barb

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  21. Lovely and how fortunate are your friends (real life and virtual) that you share your wisdom and talents!

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