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Texture and Contrast November 15, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Life Balance, Mindfulness, Poetry.
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We have to know hunger
To appreciate food
We have to see the bad
To appreciate the good

We have to feel thirst
To appreciate drink
Muddled thoughts help us
Value the ability to think

Opposites exist for a simple reason
Everything has a time, place and season
Contrast provides our days with texture
Nothing in life is a permanent fixture

We have to experience despair
To appreciate hope
We have to experience problems
To value the ability to cope

We have to have had doubts
Before we can appreciate trust
We have to have known injustice
To appreciate what’s just

Opposites exist for a simple reason
Everything has a time, place and season
Contrast provides our days with texture
Nothing in life is a permanent fixture

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Acceptance turns boulders into pebbles, allowing us to go with the flow instead of exhausting ourself by struggling against the current.

Embrace all with joy.  Anything can be a gift of gold in disguise.

Barn’s burnt down ~ now I can see the moon. ~ Masahide (1657-1723)

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