Last week I was deeply touched to be invited to participate in the 3.2.1 Quote Me Challenge by Krishnapriya from
Thank you, my sweet friend!
And dear readers, if you seek words which will open your heart and understanding, gentle, probing explorations of human experience, I encourage you to drop by and linger for a while.
Coming to the challenge, these are the rules.
• Thank the selector
• Post 2 quotes for the dedicated topic of the day
• Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me Challenge’ • And give them a topic/word
There is no specific deadline, although it says topic of the day, and one can choose to answer whenever one wishes.
Krishnapriya has offered the word ”blessing”, and I must say, oh, my, to ponder the word “blessing” is a gift, thank you sweet
To me, blessings are the sacred strands of Love and Life which criss-cross my life experience, upholding and encircling all existence. I stumble upon them in sweet moments of wonder and delight, when it is possible to touch the fringes of Divinity, when I feel connected to everything and everyone, to Life, itself. And the more I recognize blessings, one by one, the more I find them everywhere.
And how wondrous that in Hebrew, the word brachah stands for both blessing and pool.
So for me, blessing becomes that moment of realization, of seeing self and other as reflector of Divinity, of finding refreshment and renewal from the sense of Goodness, or Godness found in the moment, the situation.
I learned from my beloved teacher Rabbi Moshe Berger that” God gets down on his knees, plays on our level, wants to connect with each of us, wants to tell us what it means to be Godly, and how to relate to Him”. I may be full of imperfection and doubt, but I am part of Life for a reason: to generate qualities of Holiness, to reflect Divinity, blessing.
And as I wrote once about rejoicing with Torah:
“Come rain, you living waters.
Fill our skies, our ditches, our hands.
Fill our pitchers, our mouths, our being.
Fill our spirits with rejoicing.”
And between our breathing, brachah—
A blessing, a pool.
Three lovely people I ask to accept the challenge are:
http://www.Walking by Inner Vision.com
The word I offer for your consideration is: Discovery
Can’t wait to get your take!
And to each of you who reads this little blog, who takes time to comment and share—Thank you so much…you are a blessing to me!
9 thoughts on “3.2.1 Quote Me Challenge”
OH, I am deeply honored with your invitation to do this challenge! Yes! And, reading your exploration of the word, “Blessing,” just brings me to my knees this morning. What beauty and what presence of the Holy Spirit in this piece, Joan. Thank you with my whole heart for this invitation.
You are most welcome, dear friend, I know you will bring much insight to the task!Blessings to you!
I really enjoyed working on this challenge – thank you for the invitation. I’ve posted my challenge response at: https://llambert363.blog/2018/08/09/discovery/
the challenge was really a challenge for me to do – but I approached it from two points of view as you will see when you visit.
Thanks for accepting the challenge, Linda, your perspective on things is always a treat!
This is so beautiful, dear Joan. I cannot express in words, how I am touched by what you write about Blessing here – your explanation and then the words from the Torah. Truly you are a blessing to my heart. I bow to you for your wisdom and your sweetness. Thank you also for the kind words about my blog. Many, many hugs and prayers for a beautiful day for you! 🙂
I only wrote was in my heart, what was given in the moment…as you do so beautifully, sweet friend. We lift our voices together, join our hearts in the presence of Love…I feel such delight and humble joy to sing with you! Blessings and hugs galore, beloved Krishnapriya!
Thank you Joan – just going to sleep now (it is night time here in India) and i feel so happy to read your words. Wishing you a beautiful day in love – of the One and of everyone! 🙂
Reblogged this on Campbells World and commented:
I accept this invite with gratitude and amazement that out of so many wondrous bloggers Joan would pick me as one to pass this to.
I shall do my very best. You should see a post from me soon.
Fabulous! You continue to inspire me, Patty, with your grit and your grace…blessings and love to you!