Friday, May 11, 2007

Inspire me Thursday - Silence

Digital Collage by Itkupilli


Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, ''Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being.

Dr. Deepak Chopra : MD, endocrinologist, Ayurvedic Medicine, chief of staff New England Memorial Hosp, author

24 comments:

Judy Scott said...

a beautiful peaceful moment~Judy x

Ana Banana said...

Beautiful!

You keep me inspired!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Oh Judy and Ana, happy to see you beautiful ladies. I enjoy your company so much. You inspire me!!!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely collage and thoughts!

Tricia Scott said...

beautiful!!!!!

SusuPetal said...

Cool and elegant!

carra said...

Very expressive! Love the colours.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Grafty green and Tricia, thank you, happy to see you here. :)

Kiitos Susu, so it is then a bit like you? ;)

Tack så mycket Carra, jag är jätte glad att du besökte här.:)

d-cima said...

HI

ARMIES DO NOT EXIST
THAT THEY CAN FINISH
WITH THE FIRE OF THE LOVE

IT IS A LOST WAR

THE I CHING SAYS:
“THE LADY MAID ONLY DRINKS
THE WATER
THAT IT MAKES ITS HEART HAPPY”


MY RESPECT SIR PIKTOR...
MY LOVE FOR YOU KIRSI...

CHAU

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Holá Principe Daniel,

You are so kind and noble, so dear...

Love Kirsi

Mick said...

I love this piece. Even as a very young man I was able to find my quiet place, relax my mind and listen to the reflections in that silence. I've also been toiling away for almost 2 years now writing very, very, very short stories (25 words or less - difficult to do) and this piece made me think of one that I call "Fear Itself". Here's a link - you can read it in a blink! :D
http://espressostories.com/story.php?story=8676

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Thanks Mick! Very very good very very short story. Silence is the only way to hear.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

and Mick, I'm still laughing to your citrus!!!!

Ricardo said...

I think that in finding and inhabiting the silence, I am better able to create as a writer. Everything is more nuanced and refined. You see things you don't normally see. There's so much more depth. It's not an easy place to locate, it's a struggle. But once you do, it's rewarding.

I'm glad you brought up this point by Chopra. A wise man.

SusuPetal said...

Oh no, not like me, like you!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Ricardo, I agree. And when silence is most needed, it's the most difficult moment to concentrate to it. Yes, indeed, it's a struggle, sometimes even very painful, but always rewarding.
Chopra is a very wise man.:)


Susu, ok I agree, I'm cool and elegant, but so are you!!!!!!

goatman said...

Seems this fellow Rumi is known everywhere. I keep seeing references to him in others' writing. Saw a metal sculpture called "Rumi" in Kansas City, US last week. It was to picture the dervishes of his time. I plan to post a photo of it soon on my blog. Thanks for visiting.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Goatman, thank you. Rumi surely deserves these references. I've found that same thoughts emerge everythere, but that's of course the nature of thinking.It shows only the obvious; the unity of minds.

cosmic clown said...

Beutiful Itkupilli....truly inspires one to discover the beauty of silence....:)

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Thank you cosmic clown. The beauty of silence....beautiful words. :)

melanie said...

very deep, love the colors and the whole moodiness of it. and i just love that quote, i may just have to tag that onto to this week's theme, it fits so well with what was going through my mind when I chose this week's topic. thanks for sharing with us at IMT!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Thanks Melanie. I visited your wonderful blog. :)

platinum blonde said...

beautiful!

Molly said...

Lovely!