Friday, August 28, 2009

Perfection



The year’s at the spring
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hillside’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn;
God’s in His heaven -
All’s right with the world!

~Robert Browning

I love this poem by Robert Browning. It epitomizes perfection. It speaks of new birth. The birth of Spring, the birth of dawn. It shows how the universe is in order and on a divine path. The earth and nature are perfection. As humans, we manipulate the earth and it’s bounty by our ego driven acts. Rather than looking at the earth and the gifts it has bestowed upon us we are constantly looking for more and striving to be that perfect person. We look for situations and outside sources to make us feel perfect. We look without rather than within. Rather than seeing the earth in awe, we see it as awful.

Each day the earth rotates, the sun rises, the sun sets, the stars glisten and the flowers bloom. These daily earthly rituals are perfection yet we only see the imperfections. Being out in nature will refresh your senses and allow you to see the perfection within you. Our roots are grounded in nature so if nature is perfection, so are we. We do not need the outside sources to become perfect. We already are perfect.

Here are some suggestions

1. Give yourself a few minutes each day to experience the perfection around you. Get outside and just see, listen and feel nature. Breathe it and allow it to permeate your senses. This will bring a sense of gratitude for the earth in which we live.

2. See yourself as perfection. You are connected to nature. It is inside you and therefore divine.

14 comments:

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

You are right Joanne. We really have to redefine perfection. It's about coexisting in this perfect world...
Have a nice day,
~bangchik

Icy BC said...

The poem is beautiful, and your words are inspiring. I will take your suggestions into heart.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Bangchik, So true and thanks for stopping by.

Icy, Aw, thank you.

betchai said...

beautiful orchid Jo, and the thoughts to ponder that you gave us are very inspiring, beautiful, yes, we are divine.

rainfield61 said...

No matter what, the earth continues to rotates, the sun rises, the sun sets, the stars glisten and the flowers bloom.
No matter how we moan about imperfection, life still goes on.

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

hhhhhmmmmmm....I am thinking...with nothing to say....just thinking.... :)

Ratty said...

We all need these suggestions. They're a good reminder. Even those of us who visit nature very often need to be reminded to stop and just be part of it.

Jane Doe said...

A delightful post. Nature is a beautiful, awe-inspiring entity that waits for us to come enjoy her.

I've been giving out awards to some of my readers and EC droppers. There's one for you if you want to stop by and pick it up.

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Blessings,

Jane

Poetic Shutterbug said...

betchai, thanks and I need to get out to the rose garden and take more pics. You are right, we are all divine.

rainfield, exactly, the message I wanted to convey. thank you.

Charity, wonderful, I enjoy making you think.

Ratty, well put, thanks for stopping by.

Jane, thank you so much I will stop by.

B.Held said...

a fantastic pairing. i really enjoyed it, thanks for sharing ;-)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

B.Held, Thank you for stopping by, reading and commenting.

DK Miller said...

Nice poem, lovely photo and great advice. thanks for sharing.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

B.Held, Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by.

DK Miller, Thank you for reading and commenting.

RNSANE said...

It seems to me, people are in such a hurried
frenzy, they truly don't stop to smell the roses -
or to pause in the course of their day for a moment of meditation or renewal. I agree, Jo, we need to take the time to ground ourselves and to find the beauty that is part of our world.