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Nov 28, 2013

God gave us minds to think with and hearts to thank with. Instead we use our hearts to think about the world as we would like it to have been, and we use our minds to come up with rationalizations for our ingratitude. We are a murmuring, discontented, unhappy, ungrateful people. And because we think we want salvation from our discontents…
Douglas Wilson
#inspirational, #spiritual, #thankfulness

Nov 9, 2013

One Whisper of the Beloved, poem by Rumi

One Whisper of the Beloved

Lovers share a sacred decree -
to seek the Beloved.
They roll head over heels,
rushing toward the Beautiful One
like a torrent of water.

In truth, everyone is a shadow of the Beloved -
Our seeking is His seeking,
Our words are His words.

At times we flow toward the Beloved
like a dancing stream.
At times we are still water
held in His pitcher.
At times we boil in a pot
turning to vapor -
that is the job of the Beloved.

He breathes into my ear
until my soul
takes on His fragrance.
He is the soul of my soul -
How can I escape?
But why would any soul in this world
want to escape from the Beloved?

He will melt your pride
making you thin as a strand of hair,
Yet do not trade, even for both worlds,
One strand of His hair.

We search for Him here and there
while looking right at Him.
Sitting by His side we ask,
"O Beloved, where is the Beloved?"

Enough with such questions! -
Let silence take you to the core of life.

All your talk is worthless
When compared to one whisper
of the Beloved.

 

thetaoofdana:

Feng shui’d ideas to expand your view of life…and expand your life in the process…right HERE! xoxo Dana
Nov 8, 2013 / 64 notes
Nov 4, 2013

Qodobadan Raac intuusan Barafka Imaan:

Qaraabada, siiba gabdhaha Soomaliyeed ee baabuurta wata, intuusan qaboobaha imanin u tabaabushaysta waxyaabaha yar yaroodka ah oo hadii aydaan kasii gaashaaman dhib idiinka iman kara. Waxaana badanaa daran gabar ilma wadata oo waqti xun ama shaag uga banjaro ama oilyada kaga go’do. Fadlan dhalinyarada aan gaariga arimahiisa wax ka aqoona u gudbiya. 

1- Shaagaga: shaaga badanaa hadii riig riigooda (shulshulka) ka dhamaado, taas macnaheeda waxaa waaye inuu dhamaaday ama duug noqday, iska badala, intuusan barafka soo dhicin.
2- Wipers (dhalo dhaqayaasha), iska badala, waa la soconaa dhamaan in barafka markuu da’o oo hadana dhalaalo, in ay muhiim yahiin.
3- Biyaha dhalada lagu dhaqo (windshield fluids) iyo tan raadiyatooraha (coolant) iska buuxiya, hadii ay haamaha lagu shubaayo daloolaana iska axlama si hadhow aysan caqabad idiinku noqonin.
4- Batariga gaariga abidkiis ma jiraayo, marka iska fiirsha. Hadii Khamiis kala haadkii aa galiseen, iska badala ama qof makaanik ah waydiista inay idiin fiiriyaan. 
5- Kulayliyaha (heaterka) inuu muhiim yahay waa ogtahiin hadii qaboob yimaado, fadlan iska fiirsha inuu shaqeeyo. 
Waxii intaas dheeraada:
-Olyada iska fiirsha haday idinku yar tahay ama gaariyadiina olyo cunow badan yahay.
-Dariishadaha iska fiirsha inay xirmaayaan oo furmi karaan
Ugu dambayntii sii diyaarsada:
-Usha dheer oo buraashka barafka lagu xaaqo
-Caaga gaaska lagu soo qaato oo gadaal aa ku qaadatiin
-Kabriid iyo shumac (lacala hadii aa meel baraf ku go’doontiin)
-Halkoo shaag oo fiican oo hadii kaaga uu banjaro aa ku badalan kartid
-Gacmo gashigii (gloves) oo hadii gaariga banjaro aa gaashan kartid markii aa badalanaysid.
-Nac nac oo shukulaato ah (lacala hadii aa jidka ku go’doonto)
-Birta oo shaaga markaa badalayso aa isticmaalayso, inay shaqaynayso iska ogaaw. 
Insha Allah waxaan rajaynaayaa inaan dhamaan ka nabad gali doono, dhibka xiliga barafka uu la yimaado, laakiin isa sii diyaaris iyo ma xumo hadii laga sii gaashaanto. Insha Allah khayr. Taxadarka in lagu dadaalo waaye, Illaahay ha idinla jiro. Aamiin
mojo5050:

'extra-terrestrials'
Nov 4, 2013 / 725 notes

mojo5050:

'extra-terrestrials'

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yama-bato:

Harvingvliet by Alfred Stieglitz, 1903. This image appear in the ‘Camera Work’ quarterly, issue no. 2. Harvingvliet is a large inlet of the North Sea, in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It is an important estuary of the Rhine-Meuse delta.
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Nov 4, 2013 / 2,087 notes

yama-bato:

Harvingvliet by Alfred Stieglitz, 1903. This image appear in the ‘Camera Work’ quarterly, issue no. 2. Harvingvliet is a large inlet of the North Sea, in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It is an important estuary of the Rhine-Meuse delta.

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thesmithian:


"…let’s face it, two hundred years ago, if I’d been born in Jamaica, I’d have been a slave. On the ‘one drop’ theory of racial purity, plantations in Jamaica had people working on them who looked like me…Does it make people think, actually, what is race, what does ‘black’ look like?” Lowe wants the child she is carrying to share the legacy of her father, although she’s still unsure how this will be communicated. Will it involve having to say something like, Oh, my dad was black? “For years and years and years I never said anything like that. It was in poetry that I got to make a claim.”

more.
Nov 4, 2013 / 63 notes

thesmithian:

"…let’s face it, two hundred years ago, if I’d been born in Jamaica, I’d have been a slave. On the ‘one drop’ theory of racial purity, plantations in Jamaica had people working on them who looked like me…Does it make people think, actually, what is race, what does ‘black’ look like?” Lowe wants the child she is carrying to share the legacy of her father, although she’s still unsure how this will be communicated. Will it involve having to say something like, Oh, my dad was black? “For years and years and years I never said anything like that. It was in poetry that I got to make a claim.”

more.

Nov 4, 2013 / 273 notes

yama-bato:

Steven van der Hoeff

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thesmithian:

[snackable]

#Salivating!
Nov 4, 2013 / 29 notes

thesmithian:

[snackable]

#Salivating!

Nov 4, 2013 / 435 notes

annstreetstudio:

A resort that looks one with the mountain range…our time spent at Hotel Alto Atacama