Friday, July 24, 2009

Star Light, Star Bright...

(Photograph copyright: Kirsten Steen)

In Deepak Chopra's book, "The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want", Lesson 3 states: "The wizard watches the world come and go, but his soul dwells in realms of light...Your body is just the place your memories call home."

"The boundaries we erect to divide heaven from earth, mind from matter, real from unreal are mere conveniences. Having made the boundaries, we can unmake them just as easily."

We get so caught up in the every day 'mundane hassles' of life that we too often forget, life is what we make it. What we see here is what each of us has created. So you want it different, create it differently. There is magic here. And every second is filled with the endless possibilities of change within each choice.

Most of us know this or touch on this or try to remember this. But my favorite part of Lesson 3?

"Everything on earth is nourished by the sun, which is just a star. The food you eat was converted from starlight, and as you eat it you create a body that has the same source. In other words, your eating a meal is just the act of starlight taking in starlight."

Bears contemplating, don't you think?
Celebrities are not the only 'stars'! So from one star to another, try seeing your next meal as starlight!


9 comments:

Ms. Lucy said...

I am totally inspired! ..about food being converted from sunlight; this came as such an enlightening concept that we should all cherish and be thankful for. Wonderful post- totally uplifting. Thank you:) YOur writing is incredibly chameleon-like- I love that you can touch so many wonderful aspects.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Thanks Ms. Lucy!~ What a compliment and I'm so glad you found this inspiring and uplifting. Thank you so much also for your comment!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Kirsten! Thanks for coming by and visiting! J'ai fait une bonne sieste, merci! I have to try your blends of lavender with honey or chocolate! Now that....is a great idea! Have you ever tried lavender ice cream? In Nice there was a divine ice cream shop that made this. Unbelievable! Have a magnificent day! Anita

Kwana said...

Beautiful image and interesting thought.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Anita~ Will have to try lavender ice cream! Thanks for the idea!

Kwana~ Thanks and I agree (on the thought)! And the photo felt like a gift!

DolceDreams said...

Thank you for such inspiring words and a stunning photo to match!
Nathalie

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Thanks Nathalie~ Lovely to see you again!

Relyn said...

My gosh that image!!!!!!!!!! My gosh!!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Hi Relyn~ We've been here 4 years and I've only once seen the sun and fog interact like this tho the neighbors tell us it happens all the time. I'm still waiting for more but grateful for the one!