MUSINGS FOR WISDOM AND INSPIRATION by Patricia
SOAR - BRING HARMONY INTO YOUR LIFE
These photos were taken the last time I traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, a small fishing town. When things get rough, stay calm.
To quote Aiden Wilson Tozer:
"Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will."
SOAR & BE STILL - LISTEN WITH AN OPEN MIND
I walked the beaches in silence listening to the birds and ocean waves.
Edmund Burke, an Irish Statesman, economist & philosopher is credited with saying: "Ambition can creep as well as soar."
SOAR HIGH - KEEP SOARING
My diet consists of thinking about soaring higher when challenged.
"The brain is wider than the sky...[and]...deeper than the sea," Emily Dickinson.
Life is filled with barriers to overcome. Make good brain habits; keep soaring.
I understand Philip Massinger, English Dramatist, who is recognized for Satire and Realism: "Be wise, soar not too high to fall; but stoop to rise!"
SOAR AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT
Brace yourself. Pace yourself. Grace yourself in nature's beauty.
"Truth is not a matter of fact but a state of harmony with progress and hope.
Enveloped only in its wings will we ever soar to the promise of our greater
selves." ---Bryant H. McGill
Lessons learned in life: I have learned that birds continue to soar. They stop soaring long enough to rest or eat. Otherwise, they spend their entire life in motion, soaring above or below the clouds. I've never actually seen an obese bird. Mother birds push their baby birds out of the nest when they are ready to fly. When they begin to fly, they start out quick and survive many storms. Could the secret to their survival success be they keep a regular fitness routine?
My favorite birds in Dallas-Fort Worth, and Flower Mound, Texas are Hummingbirds, Mocking Birds, Carolina Chickadee, Red Cardinals, Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher, Bluebirds, Bewick's Wren, and the Great Blue Heron. What I love about birds is their power of flight and instincts when inclement weather is on its way. Some birds, especially the cattle Egrets are very entertaining! They live and feed among the cattle catching insects that fly around the herd. Birds are my lifelong feathered friends. Although photographing birds is a challenge, their song is free for the listening. Songbirds are appreciated.
Final thought for today directly from the mouth of Wilbur Wright: "The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked envious on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air."