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When we see through our hearts, we recognize that every single one of us is infused with creativity. Divine Sparks are embedded in everyone and everything. It's up to us to be courageous, to look and listen deeply, to find the sparks, gather and release them back into the universe, transformed into something new. Join me as we wake up to the sacred-ordinary blessings waiting to greet us each and every day.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Too Heavy To Hold



grand blue umbrella
spread above this fragile world
white blossoms bow low

the weight of living
in the midst of such beauty
too heavy to hold





Skywatch Friday

haiku my heart at recuerda mi corazon


blumen zum wochenende 


Today’s Minucha B’Lev meditation captures this theme if you are interested in a half-hour meditation practice. (You don’t have to be Jewish to listen and experience this podcast, I explain the Hebrew words.)




50 comments:

  1. So wonderful photos! Have a nice evening, and nice weekend!:)

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  2. Beautiful flowers!
    I like the shade of blue!

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  3. Wonderful photos. I love that beautiful blue umbrella, delicious flowers. Greetings.

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  4. Lovely poem and photos, Laura! The blossoms are gorgeous. I wish you a happy weekend!

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  5. Beautiful words and spring sky. The blossoms are so beautiful against the sky.

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  6. beautifully taken,it's indeed a heavy burden to bear.

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  7. The photos make my heart feel light!

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  8. Thank you for this post Laura. When the blossoms bend so low with so much beauty is almost too much for our hearts to hold--I love that moment when mine cracks open at the sight.

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  9. Lovely haiku, Laura, the branches do look heavy with flowers!

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  10. Lovely images and Haiku, Laura.

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  11. Such beatuiful captures,
    Have a nice day.

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  12. Beautiful "celestial" picture you show.
    Wishing you a good weekend.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  13. Lovely!! :-)

    Have a great day.

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  14. Lovely blossoms, so hopeful.

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  15. Your blog radiates love, peace, compassion, wisdom! I admire you coping with ms. And developing your spiritual side. I listened to your meditation. Thank you also for the story of the lost torah scroll. In my country we are having stories of the holocaust every day this week. Yesterday night there was a program about Auswich

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  16. Tak for din kommentar og god weekend :-)
    Hvor er det flot og spændende.

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  17. Beautiful! Love that blue! Have a great weekend!

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  18. again my heart bows to your beauty.
    always light, and the determination to rise towards it
    regardless the challenge.
    thank you.

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  19. Beautiful blooms up against the sky.

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  20. Beautiful photos!!
    (The house on my picture is a warehouser).

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  21. Too heavy to hold...but we must.

    beautiful

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  22. A perfect marriage of photo and haiku!

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  23. Lovely philosophical haiku ~ awesome photos ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  24. Hello, dear Laura--you've been on my mind a LOT this past week. ((hugs)) I adore this photo--the blue cast to the blossoms, the beautiful idea that soon those lovely blooms will cascade gently to the earth.

    Dear one, you are in my prayers today.

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  25. Nydelige bilder,herlig.God Helg :=))

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  26. Wow...the second photo with the second stanza absolutely incredible...the essence within that second stanza is shimmering...

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  27. and so you share it and shower it upon us all.. such giving always better than holding tight any way :-)

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  28. Beautiful blossoms against the blue sky. Lovely poem.

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  29. I love the beauty and depth of this!

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  30. This is a wonderful post, Laura. Lovely photos and beautiful words. You may ish to post up on my Floral Friday Fotos meme:

    http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/

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  31. Beautiful poem and wonderful images. I just dropped by to say hi, giant hugs. xoxo

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  32. Beautiful! I will need to come back later when i hve more time to check out more of your blog!

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  33. The beauty of your soul shines in this one! Thank you so much.

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  34. Your haiku is beautiful and I love your photographs.

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  35. Oh, that is beautiful! Both the words and the photos!

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  36. Utterly wonderful and magical!

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  37. The blossoms falls too soon, we want to hold onto them forever, the memory remains until next year! Beautiful reminder of life. x

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  38. You've given a beautiful description of the sky. Your words flow perfectly. Lovely photographs as well.

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  39. The blossoms are beautiful .... wish you a lovely weekend!

    Irene

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  40. a beautiful marriage of pictures and words.
    flowers are such a wonderful and life-affriming
    gift from God.

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  41. what beautiful shades of blue in your photos!

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  42. Fabulous photos and haiku! Love your words!

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  43. Lovely photo :)

    Thanks for the visit!

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