Tag Archives: Leonardo Da Vinci

Wistful

 

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
— Leonardo da Vinci

 

Longing for my flying days
my travel days
the road never-ending
and the sky going on forever
I tell myself
the familiar tale
of satisfaction the everyday
and that roots enable growth
I’ve raised a life
and a family
and found beauty in
the routineless routine
yet then I see sky
or a patch of the open road
and I remember
the trapped freedom of wingless flight.
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Path Through the MountainsPass Through the Mountains by G A Rosenberg

 

Conflicting ThoughtsConflicting Thoughts by G A Rosenberg

 

Doing It.

 

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
— Leonardo da Vinci

 

Are we responsible to act on the truth that we know? Is it enough to just acquire knowledge and understanding for its own sake or do we need to do something with it? What good is any amount of knowledge if one does not do anything with it. It is rather like having a library of books one has never read or have access to millions of hours of computer time and use it to play video games and nothing else. This next year will be a quest to actualize my knowledge, to use it to help myself and others to reach new levels of being and fulfilment. It all begins with a decision each moment to live up to one’s potential. From experience, this is harder than it may appear but if I can make the decision to move forward a bit each day I will see how far this can go.
Blessings, G

 

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Lost in an Electric HazeLost in an Electric Haze by G A Rosenberg

 

GridWorkGrillwork by G A Rosenberg

Study With and Without Desire

“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

 

Probably one of the most egregious failures of most western systems of education is that of motivating students to learn. Indeed most are based on extrinsic grades rather than the ability to generate an interest in the material at hand. This is due to many factors. One of them is the focus on classical intelligence and the prioritizing of that over artistic, intuitive and or social intelligence. Another is that most school systems have not evolved beyond the 1950’s idea of training people to be factory or office workers, drones in work environments that have long since become outmoded.
Imagine how it could be. People encouraged to follow their passion and to find ways of utilizing that in innovative ways for social benefit and construction. Imagine the increase in knowledge that becomes possible when one explores one’s passion.
Blessings, G

 

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MythMythos by G A Rosenberg

 

Orange FlameOrange Flame by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – February 5 2012

“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.”
–Leonardo Da Vinci

How can we settle down on the farm after we’ve seen the big city? How, once we have gained awareness of space both inner and outer can we be content to settle back in our own heads without wanting to be out again. Yet life becomes a combination of many things, before enlightenment we take out the garbage, after enlightenment we take out the garbage and occasionally during. Still once we have been yanked outside of our earthly life, our eyes will forever look skyward and perhaps within. Namaste, G

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Destination Earth by G A Rosenberg

Healing Indigo (Bat) Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 9 2011

“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.”

     –Leonardo da Vinci

Here I was hoping for a quote that would say something about not being able to return again. Not wanting to use the cliche about being unable to go home again but its true. The home of our youth seems unattainable which I believe may be more positive than not. I realize each time I return to the states how much my life, my beliefs, my outlook and my very being has changed. Whether the change has been a qualitatively positive one I cannot judge. Oh I feel much happier in my skin (and being) than I have ever been before. Yet there seems a comfort has been lost in not falling into the same patterns. One day I believe there will be a greater return and even then I will not be the same being I was. Each lifetime’s experiences mark our souls in inestimable ways. — G A Rosenberg

Two takes on the same picture

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Indigo Return by G A Rosenberg

Thanks to Michael K for title assist

Redemption by G A Rosenberg