Thursday, 14 May 2009

Pilgrimage











I felt in need of a great pilgrimage
so I sat still for three
days

and God came

~~ A Great Pilgrimage by Kabir (c.1440-1518)

43 comments:

Sonia ;) said...

I wouldnt be able to sit still for 3 hours without fidgeting.

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Michelle said...

Yes please!

Audrey said...

Love it! Love you!
Love audrey (that is a whole lot of love for such an early morning!)
xoxoxo

Marion said...

I love, love, love Kabir (and Rumi) and this post was like a distilled rush of pure, liquid love. Awesome!! Thanks for posting this, Renee.

pRiyA said...

wow! thats deep...and straightforward.

The15YearOldNaive said...

Art4Sol said...

How about three minutes...I feel the need to do so much....

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Beautiful!

glorv1 said...

3 minutes maybe, but 3 days? Yikes. I couldn't sit still. I think I will try to sit still for 3 minutes after I type this and send it on. I just want to see if I can listen to my own breathing and count out the 3 minutes in my mind. 1 2 3.....Take care and have a great day.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Renee!!!!

wonderful photo and perfect words....

Have a wonderful day...it is raining here and we are staying indoors today!!!

Hugs
Diana

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Wow, Deeply fills my heart!

Very lovely....

~Hugs,
~Diane

studio lolo said...

So opposite from the previous post!

I love this image and the words.
I was just telling Brian last night that I'll need an altar space in the new place. I'm going to do lots of mind/body/spirit work when I land in our new home.
And I'll need an art space too, of course.

Love you sister raven. How are you today?

xoxoxoxox
Lolo

Sarah said...

I adore his writing! Beautiful and to the point. I'm so tired these days I think I could just sit for three days - honesly I think I could! Thank you hon, hoping you are well! Love ,Sarah

Meghann said...

Wow! What a wonderful quote!
Oh I wish that would happen to me. I've tried 'sitting still and waiting for the voice of God' but I end up berating myself, like, "He isn't going to talk you YOU! This is a waste of time! He only talks to really important people!" LOL
guess I need to work on that :s
Hugs and prayers to you!
Meg

kathy hare said...

a beautiful post Renee... it's my birthday today and I've had a lovely afternoon listening to soft music and pottering about in my garden planting seeds before my family come over this evening.. I have had a reflective day and your post just added to that with those wonderful words..
thankyou Renee,
lots of love always..
Kathxoxoxo

Deborah said...

I don't know what to say...that is so beautiful...the words, the picture. Essential. I think that is it. Broken down to what is true. Essential. **blows kisses** Deborah

Hannah said...

Love the eye, every photo has it's own story, and I like this one:-)

lakeviewer said...

Not familiar with Kabir. I shall ruminate.

Daria said...

Oh I think it would be very healing but unfortunately ... I personally can't do it for any length of time at all.

Sarah said...

Sitting still is underrated by many but this could change people's minds! Love the photo you used to illustrate.
x

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely.

Ces said...

Well! That's deep!

Shelly said...

I need to sit still for three days - one day, perhaps.

TheChicGeek said...

Great photo and words. I believe when we sit still and listen, God does speak to us :)
Have a Peaceful Day!

Sue said...

I have sat still for an hour and found it very therapeutic, three days? I don't think I could do that, but oh, the insights one might gain if they could.

Excellent quote and image Renee!

Hugs,

citizen of the world said...

Kind of Buddhist. And the whole idea of a Quaker silent service is that you center down and find God within. I like that idea, that we contain what is sacred already within us.

Woman in a Window said...

w.o.w! Picture and all.

Manon Doyle said...

Love the image and the words! Just amazing!

yoborobo said...

Why is it so hard to sit still? I can sit forever if I can draw, or sew, or write at the same time. But to sit still and do nothing...I'll have to work on that. :)

Baino said...

I don't believe in God but I do believe in 'keeping still' just once in a while some introspection is calming. It's great meditation. Three days? Perhaps not quite that long, who'd feed the dog?

Ces said...

You can laugh at Bella's! Hardy harhar!

Bella Sinclair said...

Sometimes God takes his sweet ol' time.


Stunning image. Beautiful. Interesting how "God" is not written in reverse.

Not being a very religious person, I'm not sure I understand the need to fast or punish oneself in order to become closer to God. I guess I am missing something.

How are you today, beautiful?

one little acorn said...

What an amazing picture Renee. Best wishes to you. xx

Pattee said...

A ha .... Renee... So Wednesday is Whacky~LOL! You wrote that so well I couldn't tell... : )

A pilgrimage... I think I could do that... if I didn't have to worry about anything. Cleaning house, fixing food, thinking of what to fix, bills, clay, gardening, chickens, errands, cat, calling people, making sure the whole damn thing doesn't fall apart... Yes I think I could do that... Now God? Would I find God, that I'm not sure of BUT I might find myself!
Pattee

You are more than just a friend~

Lisa said...

yes, yes, yes,- this is true- we don't have to look, just stand still long enough to feel xx

kj said...

'god dwells within you as you'

that's what i thought of reading this. if i could sit still for three days, i would break my existing record of 2o minutes. ha!

renee, do you know the book 'eat pray love'? she (eliz gilbert) finds god in this way, and writes about it in the most interesting way (that's the pray part: she also eats her way through italy and loves her way through bali)

i hope you are okay today?
love
kj

kj said...

my darling friend, i thought of you so much when i decided to post this, and i hoped you would love it, because it reminds me of your wisdom and how you love. thank you for your comment. it means alot.
love
kj

Caroline said...

What a stunning image! That's one heck of a long time to sit still for - even if you are waiting for God! Hope you're feeling well today, Renee.x

Draffin Bears said...

The words and the picture is beautiful Renee.

Hugs
Carolyn

Ces said...

One needs to purge themselves of all human and carnal desires in order to reach a state of divine intervention in meditation. That is why you read about Buddha, the Hindu vedics, the Catholic saints who see apparitions after days of fasting and solitude.

To us mere mortals that would be the equivalent of a convulsive seizyre or coma from food and sleep deprivation which also makes us have auditory and visual hallucinations.

Remember that Gindu boy who meditated for over 30 days? That is beyond any western citizen's realm. They can't even exist without their cellphones for a minute or their computers for a day!

Ces said...

...and another thing, being religious is totally different from being spiritual.

Carolee said...

What a beautiful quote. Thanks for sharing it. :)

~ Carolee

Emerald Arts said...

haha I wouldn't even last three minutes, the only way I cope sitting still at the computer is to have three different pages open and music playing v. loud... mayve I'm not meant to be a pilgrim :P

Also, that eye picture is AMAZING!

<3 Emmeline