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Relax and Go Lightly It Is Just #oneword

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

…..T.S. Eliot “Little Gidding”

Paul Dimitoff

On my daughter’s Twitter feed she had #oneword for last year, and so did her circle of work friends. I thought it was kind a cool and wondered if I had a word that would sum up my plans, wishes, intentions for a new year.  Her word for this coming 2016 year is “light”.  I immediately thought of  a blogger I really enjoy and envy for his dedication and insight. He regularly blogs on themes and one is:

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”

…….Aldous Huxley   

I will pass it on to my daughter. I  tried to think of a word that might inspire my intentions for the coming year and after two nights of restless sleeping it occurred to me that I have been violating the “11 commandment” of Rev. Paul Dimitoff for a significant time. RELAX

paulIt is hard for me to do. I can’t think the action ‘relax”. In just writing this  post my mind sent me careening all over the universe. Starting out looking for the quote from Elliot on “light”, to realizing how much I love reading  the Little Gidding which took  to me to

“Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always–
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well”

and Julian of Norwich my favourite mystic and then to

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

making me remember Love after Love from Derek Walcott

I have always feared relaxing, to me the word spoke of no action. So for the actions of #relax I will work on balance and equanimity; using #relax to gain back my balance and core strengths, and most of all my time.

I have put my painting of Paul above my desk to remind me!


Farewell Friend ~ Farewell Advice

My loving friend Paul has started a new journey. Freed from his earthly home, he is now free to wander the cosmos, delighting in all the things he knows are there for him. I cherish his last will and testament and remember his wishes for us.

Rev. Dr. Pavel Dimitoff“Before death, life is a seeker.
After death, the same life becomes a dreamer.
Before death, life struggles and strives for Perfection.
After death, the same life rests
and enjoys the divine Bliss with the soul.
Before death, life is God’s Promise.
After death, life is God’s inner Assurance.
This Assurance of God’s we notice while we fulfil God in our future incarnation.”

Last Will & TestamentHe did not simply visit this world.

When Death Comes

When death comes
like the hungry bear in autumn;
when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse

to buy me, and snaps the purse shut;
when death comes
like the measle-pox

when death comes
like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,

I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering:
what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?

And therefore I look upon everything
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,
and I look upon time as no more than an idea,
and I consider eternity as another possibility,

and I think of each life as a flower, as common
as a field daisy, and as singular,

and each name a comfortable music in the mouth,
tending, as all music does, toward silence,

and each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth.

When it’s over, I want to say all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.

I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world

– Mary Oliver