1LinerWed / JusJoJan – Sunbeams

We have had rain for a week or so and the skies have been grey and cloudy. Today I opened all the window shades because the sun is beaming! There is nothing like a house warmed by the sun. I think I write about sunbeams a lot. I love sitting here writing while the sun breaks through the glass and brightens everything. It reminds me we are part of something much larger than our small confined spaces.

Just like a sunbeam can’t separate itself from the sun, and a wave can’t separate itself from the ocean, we can’t separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind.
– Marianne Williamson

Yesterday I think I was fighting the universe. In each day there are gifts for us to receive. It is so easy to be driven by another force and bypass those gifts and in many cases not even see them. Earlier this morning, I was reading about the seven universal laws. Some of it was way over my head, but I got the gist of it.

I am taking a writing course and one of the questions was based on the ideas presented in James Carse’s book “Finite and Infinite Games” – examining whether or not we are living our life as an infinite game or a finite game. Interesting to consider. Thinking about nature, this quote stands out.

The contradiction in our relation to nature is that the more vigorously we attempt to force its agreement with our own designs the more subject we are to its indifference, the more vulnerable to its unseeing forces. The more power we exercise over natural process the more powerless we become before it. In a matter of months we can cut down a rain forest that took tens of thousands of years to grow, but we are helpless in repulsing the desert that takes its place. And the desert, of course, is no less natural than the forest.
– James Carse

That is a lot to digest, but makes so much sense.

I am also much more aware today than yesterday that nature and life are both chaotic and orderly.

This post is inspired by nature and by Linda Hill’s One Liner Wednesday and Just Jot It January post.


11 thoughts on “1LinerWed / JusJoJan – Sunbeams”

  1. I really like that quote from James Carse. We had sunshine today, too. Not warm but at least bright instead of the relentless gloom we’ve had. Makes everyone feel so much better.

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    1. Sunshine is so welcome after a few bleak days, Mary.

      Much of James Carse’s book takes a lot of thought. Not a light read, but definitely worth pondering.

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  2. Occasionally I can stand next to the window in the storm door and really feel the heat coming in from the afternoon sun. I real treat when it is so cold outside.


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