O Wild and Wondrous Midnight

This quotation from James Russell Lowell, with its midnight reference put a burst of creativity into me – just enough to create the quoted image…

“O wild and wondrous midnight,
There is a might in thee
To make the charmed body
Almost like spirit be,
And give it some faint glimpses
Of immortality.”

Wild and Wondrous Midnight

image (cc by 2.0): “Spirit People” by Dominic Alves on Flickr
adapted for use at Thoughts at Midnight

Furniture That Does Tricks?

#midnightthought

To a cat, people are just furniture that does tricks.

Cat on Head
To a dog, people are…

well… the photo says it all.

Budda Dog

 

 

 

about the cat image (CC BY-SA 2.0): “Cat on Head” by Paul Stein on Flickr
“…they’ve been a team for a few years. You can find the Catman near events and popular spots in NYC.”

about the dog image (CC BY 2.0) “Buddha dog” by SuperFantastic on Flickr
“…Schmoopy doing a balancing act.”

You Are Losing Your Marbles!

Admit it. You’ve wondered once or twice if you’re “losing your marbles“.

I am. You are too. No one escapes this. But the subject here isn’t what you think. It’s closer to the literal aspect than that of implying we’re losing our mind; you simply need to put your time on earth in perspective.

So turn your speakers on, then as you click through to “A Thousand Marbles“, enjoy the music and pay attention for about 3 minutes to understand my choice of title for this post.

Are You Losing Your Marbles?

Every week… one marble is lost.

To prepare yourself, or to replenish… if you need marbles…

(Amazon advertisement)

source: llerrah e-cards

What You Know? Who You Know?

What you know may help you succeed… temporarily.

Who you know may get your foot in the door.

But it’s the Heart, the Ear, and the Hand that makes it all come together for you!

A Person's Most Useful Asset

Worry Casts a Big Shadow

Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.

 Worry Takes Away Todays Peace

It is one of the better lessons learned in life to realize worry is a fruitless activity of the mind. It can, in fact, move well past being a waste of time and become destructive.

So to get rid of worry, decide what to do to get past it and then take action. It will restore some peace of mind knowing that you made a decision and moved forward towards a resolution.

Save tomorrow’s troubles… for tomorrow. You’ll find that come tomorrow, that trouble has vanished because the worry ended.

Remember…

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. ~ Swedish Proverb

 

 

 

image source: Lessons Learned in Life

What is the Sense in Thinking?

This post is being done with a two-fold purpose. The image alone is meaningful enough to what happens during all of those times we’re besieged by midnight thoughts, one after another, in a flood of unending thoughts! So, there you have the first purpose…

 No Thought By Itself

The second purpose is that Author Narelle Warcon opens up to answer the question “What is the Key to Understanding Your Thought Process?” in her “Life Is A Process: Are Your thoughts And Actions Aligned” article on her website.

I quote a small part of the article below.

“So let’s talk about our thought processes. What is the Key to Understanding Your Thought Process….

Do you know what the majority of your thoughts are? Are they Positive or Negative? Can you tell if your dominant thoughts are positive or negative by how you Feel.

Your feelings – your emotions – are your inner guidance system. So what thoughts are going through your head every waking moment and what processes are you applying. Are you able to just let your thoughts be? Or are we filling our heads with way too much or things we don’t really need to be wasting time on. How do we decide which thoughts we give our time to?

Thinking allows us to make sense the world in different ways, and to interpret it in ways that are significant to us. Needs, attachments, objectives, plans, commitments, ends and desires.”

So, by all means, continue to read what Narelle has to say about all of those thoughts… your feelings, your emotions… which are our “inner guidance system“.

 

source: Author Narelle Warcon

We Are But Tiny Humans Lost In The Majesty Of Nature

Every once in a while it’s good to put things into perspective. Literally.

 Small man - Grand Nature

You do see that man standing in the snow hanging onto a rope don’t you…? Did you see the other man…?

No matter how caught up we get in our stressful day-to-day lives, nature always gives us the perfect place to escape to. The great outdoors have a way of making you seem small and insignificant, and of putting all of your problems into perspective. With that in mind, here are some stunning photographs showing just how small we can seem when eclipsed by the powerful wonder of nature.

We needn’t look out into the universe to be reminded that we are but tiny humans lost in the majesty of nature.

Oh… and what was that one post… We are but a Tree in a Forest…?

 

 

image source: boredpanda

Imagination Embraces the Entire World

Have you ever imagined things that are not real? Not in a disturbing way, mind you, but in a wondrous, creative, or even fanciful way?

Perhaps it was more when you were a youngster than what you do presently. Perhaps it never left you. It’s a tremendous ability if you have it!

Albert Einstein said this about imagination:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

Badwater Sunset by John Fowler

The ability to form a picture in your mind of something that you have not seen or experienced is imagination in the purest sense.

When that “something” only exists or happens in your mind that ability hasn’t been harnessed or expressed.

It’s a large part of what makes you, you…! Share your imagination!

It really does embrace the entire world… to think of new things grows the world!

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original image source (CC by 2.0): ‘Badwater Sunset’ by John Fowler on Flickr
adapted for Thoughts at Midnight