Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

If a problem is fixable, if a situation
is such that you can do something about it,
then there is no need to worry. If it’s
not fixable, then there is no help in
worrying. There is no benefit
in worrying whatsoever.

source: Dalai Lama XIV
image: Eddie’s Garden Photos
Winter 2016

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A Unique Specimen (the stranger returns)

Some things appear in our lives for just
a brief moment and then disappear never
to be seen again. This unique specimen was
first spotted some time after Hurricane Irma
dealt her nasty blow. My wife was first to
see her. With calm disposition and glaring
stare, this lizard give the impression she
had been watching us for some time.

In this photo the lizard, was right in
front of me. She watched as I was putting
stakes in the ground to support a plant.
She seemed as curious as I was when finally
I caught sight of her. It was good
to see her again.

source: Eddie Two Hawks
image: Eddie’s Garden Photos
The Lizard October 19, 2017

We Don’t Know How

Love never dies a natural death.
It dies because we don’t know how
to replenish its source. It dies
of blindness and errors and betrayals.
It dies of illness and wounds;
it dies of weariness,
of witherings, of tarnishings.

source: Anais Nin

The Eternal Rule

Hatred does not cease by hatred,
but only by love;
this is the eternal rule.

or to more closely resemble Buddha’s actual words:

Hatred is never appeased by hatred
in this world. By non-hatred alone
is hatred appeased. This is
a law eternal.

source: The Buddha
Eddie’s Images
The Buddha’s Hands

The Unity of Life

He who experiences the unity of life
sees his own Self in all beings, and
all beings in his own Self, and looks
on everything with an impartial eye;
he who sees Me in everything and
everything in Me, him shall I never
forsake, nor shall he lose Me.

source: The Bhagavad Gita
image: Eddie’s Garden Photos
Autumn 2015

Happiness Is

Allow Yourself

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