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lilod(NoCal/8)March 26, 2011

Friday 13 July 2005

Thoughts while cleaning out the Hypericum

I was so concerned about erosion on the path past the deck

What to do? What to do?

Checking closer I found that it was not erosion - it was invasion I was dealing with

I remembered the heavy snow last winter, and how it bent the plants

So I took the pruner and got busy

cutting all the surplus and behold

here was my path!

The mower tidied it all up, so now it�s up to me

to maintain it.

This is a great metaphor:

sometimes the path is not lost, just cluttered up with

too much -

hardened by misuse -

left untended -

paying regular attention and performing

needed maintenance will keep the path clear and unobstructed

Me

Whenever your inner life is clouded, your influence in the world is under a shadow. If you are fearful, you will be attacked; if you cloak genuine mysteries in dogma, opportunities for new insight will be lost. If you vacillate in upholding your principles, you will be tested. Yet, when you are firm and strong, the power of truth can break through even the most stubborn minds

The I Ching

It's been fun - I go now ~Lilo~

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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Great Week and thank you Lilo. Steve in Baltimore County.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 7:48AM
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kathyjane(z6VA)

This has been an outstanding week of selfless
wisdom, which magically has made the garden outside my window bloom from top to bottom.
The ancient Weeping Cherry is wearing her draping garland of blossoms in honor of you, Lilo.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 8:34AM
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mawheel

Lilo, please accept my heartfelt thanks for your words of wisdom, this week. Each day has been a gem!

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 2:06PM
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gabriell_gw

Lilo, I have really enjoyed your personal writings. You are a wise lady.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 9:00PM
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don_socal

Thank you Lilo for sharing of yourself, always the best. I like your outlook on life.

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anneliese_32(6)

What a great week. I could get on the computer just here and there for a moment, but your quotes and philosopy were just the lift I needed. Thank you Lilo.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 8:59AM
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