Reflecting on Eternal Life….

A Single Drop by Amin BaherAfter rain and more rain, the sun is shining this morning. The yard and deck are coated with tree pollen and oak litter. Today the world seems yellow from top to bottom. So I was drawn to this amazing photo by my friend Amin, of a single drop suspended in the curl of a withered plant. I love how water takes so many different forms, and forgive the engineer in me, different optical properties. This single drop acts as a lens, capturing the world around it in a perfect, circular reflection. Even when withered, this tendril can support the gift of life, clean, clear water. As the rain drenched the earth this week, many have drenched a dear friend in earnest prayers for healing. When the world seemed withered and bare, and all earthly hope seemed in vain, the Holy of Holies brought back my young friend from the abyss. No, there was more to it than that. A great healing has taken place, a loosing of his soul from a disease even the best and brightest do not understand. Such illness can do far worse than ravage the body. Such illness can cripple the soul. This healing of the soul is what we pray for, first and foremost, the healing that we all need to weather the vagaries of this life, the blessed assurance our mortal span is but a single drop in the ocean of eternal life. At times our lives may be as hard as ice, or as evasive as steam, but we are all still flowing through the river of Creation. Make time today to loosen your soul from the moorings of this life, to turn your heart and your eyes and your ears to the Divine in each and every one of us. Let go of the idea that prayer needs a special place or time, or flowery words. Breathe out ‘Almighty’, breathe in your name. Let your breath, your very being become your prayer. And always remember to give thanks for the abundant life we are offered, moment by moment, one drop at a time. Text by Connie Chintall ©2013, Photo entitled ‘A Single Drop’ by Amin Baher ©2012, All Rights Reserved

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. FlutePlayer
    May 09, 2013 @ 10:17:41

    Up.

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  2. seekthesacred
    May 09, 2013 @ 12:09:45

    This photo is one of a series of photos to capture the ‘tears of nature’.

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  3. Kavita Joshi
    May 09, 2013 @ 21:00:22

    beautiful pic dear..and awesome post you have here 🙂 Congratulations as I have nominated you for Best Moment Award : http://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/touching-heart-and-warming-souls-these-moments-whats-your-moment/

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  4. seekthesacred
    May 10, 2013 @ 09:05:44

    Thank you for the encouragement. Amin Baher’s photo offered great inspiration.

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  5. kiwidutch
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 13:44:03

    What an amazing photo! It’s totally captivating, great composition, texture and light… Amin should be proud of it.
    Beautiful words too…

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  6. seekthesacred
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 15:46:57

    I pray my words do honor to her photography.

    Reply

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