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Time and Patience


“The Two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
— Leo Tolstoy


Time takes and returns
slows down to a crawl
or speeds past like a freight train.
Time sets limits
Chronos is Saturn after all
and the sands keep slipping through.
Patience counters time
while it uses it shamelessly
allowing us to enjoy the present
knowing it won’t last.
Patience has and gives perspective
It tells us that nothing lasts
joy or pain are in the moment
and the moment slips away.
Time tests Patience
and patience outlasts time.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Opening ToOpening To… by G A Rosenberg


Coming Through the RiftComing Through the Rift by G A Rosenberg


Mountain As Metaphor


“For I am I:ergo, the truth of myself; my own sphinx, conflict, chaos, vortex–asymmetric to all rhythms, oblique to all paths. I am the prism between black and white: mine own unison in duality.”
— Autsin Osman Spare


I spent today driving through the mountains of British Columbia with my family. I got caught up in thinking of mountains as metaphor. There is the slow climb up and then the drop down into the valley. Dual quests that bring us ever further. More so tho I try to relate to the mountain. That vital energy that lives within the solid rock that can burn so fiercely and ultimately sustains life on the surface of the mountain. So much lies within me. I feel the climbs and the descents and that ever present burning, yearning for life that produces all that I show on my surface. How can I be true to my mountain self? Another lesson to learn for mountains are ever patient enduring cycle after cycle, within and without.
Blessings, G


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Mount BegbieMount Begbie, Revelstoke, BC


High EnergyHigh Energy by G A Rosenberg


Multidimensional PortalMultidimensional Portal by G A Rosenberg



“Why is patience so important?”
“Because it makes us pay attention.”
― Paulo Coelho


Patience streams
through ebb and flow
I float in my inner tube
with no place to be
and no ready destination in site
Sometimes I build up speed
as the current takes me
other times i get caught up too close too shore
and come to a standstill
until I find a way to push off again
Still I am conscious
of the tube, of the water and of the sun streaming
as it takes me at an unhurried pace
towards its end…
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Outside ViewOutside View by G A Rosenberg


Spinning Off the EdgeSpinning Off the Edge by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – February 11 2013

“You have passed through the two hardest tests on the spiritual road: the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what you encounter.”
― Paulo Coelho


If you enjoy the path you travel (and why be on a path you don’t or can’t enjoy?) then disappointment becomes about as unlikely as boredom. I still get surprised by the number of interesting thoughtful even whimsical people who speak of being bored. Why do I see them as being more interesting than they see themselves? Of course others might not enjoy punning contests with themselves as much as I do or thinking of the most bizarre thing I may encounter next. Patience tho becomes a bit trickier. I still find myself tempted at times to make things happen when patience is a better course. Still that’s getting better as well…
Blessings, G


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Queen's Service

Queen’s Service by G A Rosenberg


Jewel EyeJewel Eye by G A Rosenberg