MMM*: Follow the thread

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Lately, when people ask me what I’m doing, the most honest reply (manifest in my daily writing, prayer, meditation, contemplation & conversations) would be to say I am following my thread. It’s a reference to this small, spectacular poem by William Stafford that is taped to my bathroom mirror. Whatever our “thread” is – a question, an invitation, an awareness of what matters most – it always takes us home to ourselves, to our belonging in this world, to the Infinite Love that holds & keeps us. These days, I become aware that I can hold & follow my thread in a variety of places – washing dishes or buying groceries; in solitude or with others; in the city or the forest. Mostly, I admit, the key for me to following my thread is to slow down. Rushing makes me lose awareness of the thread I hold. As the work week begins, let’s consider together: How do I hold the thread that guides me?

~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer


The Way It Is

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.

~ William Stafford


Notes:

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Up and out from those covers

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Source: The Disney Series via Preciously Me

MMM*: Yes. Go ahead. Do it.

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Take your time getting dressed this morning;
read a book,
make yourself some breakfast.
The world can wait.

~ The art of recovery


Notes:

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: Themetapicture.com (Thank you Susan)

 

Monday Morning Wake-up Call: Back from Vacation. Heading to work.

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Source: gifak

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Let’s Go!


Thank you Lori.

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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so winter begins 
in the heart of a sparrow 
shouting at the sky


Credits: Photograph: Gighy.com. Poem: Your Eyes Blaze Out

 

Monday Morning Wake-up Call: Get up! Get up!

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Image Credit: Automatically.com (Darla from Finding Nemo)

 

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Post Thanksgiving Weekend

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Source: ferret from gifak

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call (Ball)

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Source: Gifak

 

Weekend Reflection

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Source: Just Sayin’

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: themetapicture.com

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: Gifak

Monday Morning Wake-up Call

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Source: themetapicture.com. Thank you Susan.

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Let’s Go People

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Up.
Down.
Breath in.
Breathe Out.


Image Source: thesensualstarfish via hayaomiyazakicartoon.


Tortoro is on the right. (I think.) Totoro is a giant, friendly forest spirit. He spends most of his time sleeping in a hole in a tree. He doesn’t speak, instead communicating by loud bellows that, it seems, only the other Totoros and the Cat Bus can understand. He is very friendly to Mei and Satsuki. He can make trees grow much faster than normal.

My Neighbor Totoro  is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film which tells the story of the two young daughters (Satsuki and Mei) of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan. The film won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize and the Mainichi Film Award for Best Film in 1988.

Monday Mantra

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Source: Justlyrics (from “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Mary Lambert)

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: Brown Dress With White Dots

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: Twins by Dayagembira via Radiating Blossom. Thank you Carol.

Monday Morning

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Source: ...Just Saying (Another Thin Man (W.S. Van Dyke, 1939))

 

Monday Morning

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Source: Pitbullr via Your Eyes Blaze Out

 

Monday Morning: Breakfast Time!

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Source: Kangaroo sleeping and eating via biomorphosis

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Shower Time

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Source: thesensualstarfish

Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call: Up, Up, Up

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Source: Thisiseverthing

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Let’s Go

Pocahontas, gif, disney, jump, fly, john smith, animation, film


Source: chalkandwater

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Hello? Hello? You up Yet?

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Image Source: YourEyesBlazeOut

Monday Morning Haiku

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Source: Kristina Krause

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Time To Work

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Photograph by Ben Andrews. Thank you Your Eyes Blaze Out.

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Photograph of Prothonotary Warbler by Bill Stripling @ Audubon via Steps On My Sunlight Floor.

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom via Sabon

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: (Very) Sleepy

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Source: Tiny Doberman puppy from Attack of the Cute

Monday morning after a long weekend

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Tired, testy and feelin’ Titanic…


Source: Themetapicture.com

Monday Morning Bell

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Source: Fairy-Wren (Eastern Meadowlark)

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Coffee Time!

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Photographer: Elke Vogelsang

 

Monday Mantra

T.S. Eliot


Source: Rudyoldeschulte

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Bath Time

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Source: Transcend

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: The Winner is…


Owner tries to wake-up his puppy at 3:30am.
Winner of the year for Adorable Puppy?
This Great Dane: The runaway winner.


Thank you Janet.

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Shower Time!

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Source: themetapicture.com

Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call: A Long Weekend

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Source: Life is Tiring by David Bouchat.  Thank you Carol.

Monday Morning Wake-up Call: Huh? What?

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Source: Thank you Monday Morning Going intobattle

Monday Morning Wake-up Call: On your mark, get set…

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Source: themetapicture.com

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Hellooooooo. You up yet?

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Source: Themetapicture.com


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Boo Hoo!

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Source: “Boo” character from Monsters, Inc. via Living in Maine


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Hello? Hello? You up yet?

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Image Credit: Themetapicture.com

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: wasbella102

Monday Morning Mantra

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Source: ArtPropelled

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Not yet…

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Image Credit


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Awwww, just let me sleep

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Image Credit

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: And, we’re off and running on…

St. Patrick's Day, St. Patty's day, cute, green

…St. Patrick’s Day!

 


Source: PawNation


Monday Morning Wake-up Call

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Thank you Carol via yanen31