Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Albatross, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Albatross

    Albatross Well-Known Member

    Clouds come floating into my life,
    No longer to carry rain or usher storm,
    But to add color to my sunset sky.

    — Rabindranath Tagore
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  2. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks Albatross. That's beautiful.

    That reminds me of that movie, 'Being there' which offered the idea of life being a perceptual experience, it's how you perceive something that colors your response, your emotional stance about it. I can perceive something as a struggle, or an opportunity to learn......

    There was a workshop I took years ago where the the facilitator (who incidentally, like Nelson Mandela had been a political prisoner for many years) opened the seminar with the line, "suffering is a linguistic phenomenon, it happens in our languaging." I have thought of that often and find it a profound statement about the choice we have in how we view life.
  3. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    No longer to carry rain or usher storm....

    It is true that the memorable events of a life come in cloud form.

    Some are beautiful.

    Thank you.


  4. Tanya M

    Tanya M Living with an attitude of gratitude Staff Member

    What a beautiful way to look at life. Our perception of things drive our emotions.
    I love the idea of the "clouds" adding color to my life rather than just a storm.
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  5. Tom14

    Tom14 New Member

    That's very lovely. There's sunshine after the rain.