Saturday, July 12, 2008

Less is More

Gandhi Quote of the Day:"You may have occasion to possess or use material things, but the secret of life lies in never missing them."
The secret of happy life lies in renunciation. Renunciation is life. Indulgence spells death. Therefore, everyone has a right and should desire to live 125 years while performing service without an eye on result. Such life must be wholly and solely dedicated to service. Renunciation made for the sake of such service is an ineffable joy of which none can deprive one, because that nectar springs from within and sustains life. In this there can be no room for worry or impatience. Without this joy, long life is impossible and would not be worth while even if possible.
This does not mean that, if one has wealth, it should be thrown away and wife and children should be turned out of doors. It simply means that one must give up attachment of these things and dedicate one's all to God and make use of His gifts to serve Him only.

Today's Thought by Ted Godsil:

I need to know
is it true
To live the dream
to bury the fear
To turn life's cold shoulder
into the warmth
of an embrace
A spiritual nature
born in a moment of
understandings grace
I need to know
is it true
To live the dream
to bury the fear
Will it build the strength
to live a life of faith?

Have a sunny day.Fine Art and Gems.


Magdalen Islands said...

I've been here before and like the last time, I am stunned by the beauty of your jewelry. You have a beautiful blog also.

The Minimalist said...

Wow that bath tub is the coolest!

Laura Winslow Godsil said...

Magdalan Island and the Minimalist, Thank you both for your kind thoughts.