Ligo Haibun Challenge ~ Nature

Prompt ~  “Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher”  ~ William Wordsworth.

Often we are filled with a restlessness which makes us feel uneasy – if we are not occupied, and makes it impossible for us to just be. Contact with nature relaxes us. It is for this reason that so many of us love the countryside. The beauty and grandeur of nature draws our attention away from the whisperings of our manipulative minds. The stillness and space further relaxes us.

Why?

Nature does not control. It does not bend rules. It’s different elements act as per their disposition. Water flows down, fire burns indiscriminately, winds rush in to areas of low pressure; earth endures silently and the sky covers all.

 True detachment is

 a serene indifference

 stoic as waters deep

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Ligo Haibun Challenge ~ Wonder

Prompt ~

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 Photo compliments of Penny, copyright © 2013

The weeping women sculptured atop the colonnade represent Contemplation, Wonderment and Meditation.

 

To wonder at beauty,
Stand guard over truth,
Look up to the noble,
Resolve on the good.
This leadeth us truly
To purpose in living,
To right in our doing,
To peace in our feeling,
To light in our thinking.
And teaches us trust,
In the working of God,
In all that there is,
In the width of the world,
In the depth of the soul.

– Rudolph Steiner

 

Recreate wonder

to awaken willpower

buried in abyss

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Written for the Līgo Haībun Challenge .