Ready - Set - Still ==================== Radiance

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©by Patricia Feager 11/9/2017



Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen -

that stillness becomes a radiance. --- Morgan Freeman


I stumbled upon this insect in Eureka Springs, Arkansas a few weeks ago. My guess is it's a katydid; however, an entomologist I am not. Still and all, I kept the same pose. We were both still. Me with my camera - bug doing his thing. What we shared was the learned behavior of FOCUS. 


An insect lands on a piece of wood and goes to work. With a hungry eye it eats to live. By the same token, I have to work in order to live and eat to stay alive. Have you ever thought of an insect being an architect in the forest? 





An architect renders some kind of magnificent radiance -  creation it's all around us. All we have to do is be still and be ready to learn. If critters in the forest such as insects, birds, and animals can do all this with the help of the wind, sun, snow, sleet, heat, rain, and drought, imagine what a human can do if people like you and I are still long enough to get closer to nature to learn about the deeper secrets of creativity? Would we depend less on material goods than we think will make us smarter in the business world? Perhaps our mind needs a revision. I think this tree bark is a symbol of space and time encompassing years of creativity by the masters. What's your opinion? 


--- Patricia Feager


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©Every living thing knows how to create some kind of magnificent radiance. 

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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Patricia, the bugs expression looks like he knows you're there but, is ok with it at the same time. Just keeping you in his site but, not flying away. I love the detail in the second photo, I'm sure that tree could tell a lot of stories.

Nov 10, 2017 04:40 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Patricia. So much to learn, need to make more time to just think about it! Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Nov 10, 2017 05:00 AM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I believe that people who constantly run headlong without interuption are always running past opportunity and the joys of life. It took cancer treatment for me to slow down and realize I had been doing it wrong.

Nov 10, 2017 05:51 AM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those are wonderful words, Patricia, and the photos are amazing.  I also agree with the comment left by Joe Pryor.

Nov 10, 2017 05:55 AM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Patricia. What a lovely post and an insight to focus on for sure.

Nov 10, 2017 06:25 AM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks so much for sharing your experience, your thoughts and your photographs.

Every living thing knows how to create some kind of magnificent radiance. 

Nov 10, 2017 06:31 AM #10
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Those are both great photos.  It is amazing what we see when we finally put our phones down and look up.  Your focus and patience paid off with these.

Nov 10, 2017 08:03 AM #11
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Hi Patricia - yes I do  believe that within stillness and quietness comes great peace, joy and creativity!  Many think that by 'doing' more and more rather than just 'being' they'll find their success in life. If more folks would take time just to be still - they would be amazed at the world that would open up to them in nature.

Nov 10, 2017 09:37 AM #12
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

                                              Featured in BananaTude Group


Nov 10, 2017 09:39 AM #13
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Patricia,  We can learn so much from nature and life that resides in nature. Being still and allowing our soul to feel the connection ... I love that space. 

Nov 10, 2017 10:17 AM #14
Marie-Denise Kratsios
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Huntington, NY

I'm having a hard time deciding which I like better: your beautifully written post or your beautiful photographs. I plan to reread your post again and again. It's a perfect short read when I have a peaceful moment, perhaps sitting by one of our nearby harbors.

Nov 10, 2017 11:18 AM #15
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Every commenter echoed my thoughts on your post.  Thank you for such great inspiration.  A

Nov 10, 2017 11:48 AM #16
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

My opinion is: The more time spent in and around Nature will make us a healthier and add to our enjoyment of life. In addition, it is where many of life's answers are waiting for us to discover them. Einstein recognized the link between God and Nature.  Pretty profound coming from a scientific mind. A quiet meditative mind in a natural setting creates the right conditions to soothe, thereby allowing creativity and insight. 

Nov 10, 2017 12:44 PM #17
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

FOCUS is an important thing to have, that is why I enjoy the name of my brokerage!  I love your pictures my friend!

Nov 10, 2017 01:55 PM #18
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Great photo on both pictures Patricia,  Your skills on blogs are always great.  Keep it up.


Nov 10, 2017 02:41 PM #19
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sheila I would not have seen the bug in the second picture if you had not mentioned one was there.  I guess I am not very focused

Nov 10, 2017 02:46 PM #20
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


We have become over dependent on material goods.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 11, 2017 08:28 PM #21
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Congrats on the Bananatude feature! I agree with Roy, "Every living thing knows how to create some kind of magnificent radiance."

Nov 12, 2017 01:05 PM #22
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 - Roy was quoting my Tip of the Day at the bottom of my post. I'm glad you liked it!

Have a nice day

Nov 13, 2017 09:15 AM #23
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI - Hugs for the feature on BananaTude! What a great and wonderful surprise!!!!

Thank you for spreading the joy!!! It means a lot to me

Nov 13, 2017 09:16 AM #24
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