#Meditation for the Day (02): Components of the Whole

Where is your main focus?
the tree tops, or the sky beyond;
the songs of individual birds, or the bird orchestra;
the breeze on your skin, or the rustling of leaves in the trees;
the aroma of last year’s detritus, or of this year’s verdancy;
the path’s jagged flints, or its earthen firmness.

Or do you focus on the whole?
as a backcloth for your thoughts, or an escape from your thoughts;
as a place of solitude, or a place to share;
as a place to raise your pulse, or a place to lower your pulse;
as a place to seek creative inspiration, or simply a place to be,
as a place from which to zone in, or to zone out.

Who cares to analyse it?
There’s you, there’s me, there’s the woodland,
and it’s one big miracle that we’re all still here,
considering…

My 2nd “Inspiring Blog Award”:-)

Many thanks to Vikki Thompson at the The View Outside, who has nominated me for the “Inspiring Blogger Award. You’re a real star, Vikki, and a most inspiring blogger, too. I just love the informative, honest, gently humourous, and chatty style of your writing blog 🙂

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The rules
1. Display award image on your blog page
2. Link back to the person who nominated you
3. State what inspires you
4. Nominate 5 others for this award
5. Notify said bloggers

The things that inspire me

Sunshine, blue skies, interesting clouds, thunderstorms, moonlight.
Flowers, trees, birds, butterflies, bees.
The dawn chorus.
Energising conversations with other writers.
Meeting someone who has achieved their dream against incredible odds.
Singing a perfect note at the top of my vocal range.
Reading brilliantly crafted novels with unforgettable characters.
Drinking tea and eating homemade cakes.
The loyalty of dogs to their owners.

The blogs I’m nominating for the award

Cindy Knoke
Boneland
thekitchensgarden
TheWhyAboutThis
Poetic Parfait

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When nominated for the “Inspiring Blog Award” in 2012, it had different rules and a different logo. You can read this post at https://sarahpotterwrites.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/inspiring-blog-award/