3 – Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

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“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  Marcel Proust

 

Eliza has invited me to participate in a 3 – day quote challenge, which I have gladly, though belatedly accepted.  In turn, I invite Sandy, from Guide to Awakening Your Inner Self , Debbie, from Spaceship China and Cate, from Local Travel Tips.  There is no pressure to accept.

Participant requests: Post an inspirational, uplifting quote for three consecutive days and invite three other bloggers to join you.

Anyone who would like to participate, please share your favorite quotes with us!

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31 thoughts on “3 – Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

  1. Thanks Karin, Yes, how we see our world mirrors our inner experience.
    Love and blessings to you as well, Karin. Have a lovely week.
    Peace
    Mary

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  2. What a beautiful picture , Mary. It reminds me of the night we watched the moon rise above the mountain in September when the Blood Moon occurred. What a night of discovery that was. I’m thankful for that night we had discovering together. The milky way was brilliant I certainly was viewing the sky with thankful and new eyes that night. What a thoughtful quote and perfect ending to the challenge. Well Done!
    Love, Jenny

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    • That was a very special night. We had front row seats! It was so perfect where the moon came up, so we could watch the whole eclipse and see the stars when the shadow covered the moon. This melting drop of ice does sort of look like a moon coming up. I am actually underneath it, and the drop is coming down. I knew when I took it that the drop would look like it was going up. Perspective! 🙂
      Love,
      Mary

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    • Thank you Karen. I knew when I was taking it that it would look like the drop was going up because I was underneath it.
      I love when photos like that turn out. It’s never a given for me. I do love that quote too.
      Have a wonderful day of gratitude and grace.
      Love,
      Mary

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  3. You have the MOST AMAZING EYES, MerB….you see stuff that NONE of the rest of us do….don’t know how…..just feel Privileged to see through YOUR eyes. Love from Jessica on Misha’s desktop

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  4. Aw, thank you Jessica! What a kind, loving thing to say!
    I have had the privilege of seeing through your eyes a time or two!
    I love you, my dear cousin. I miss your eyes. Can’t wait to see them again!

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  5. Magical image, Mary. It reminds me of all the special moon rises I’ve seen in my life. I can’t explain why, only tell you that it does. The quote is one of my favorites. Photography is one of those things in life that helped me to see. Not only with new eyes, but to just be aware with the eyes I have. 🙂

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  6. Thank you Robin. I am a big fan of your photography. Another person commented that this reminded them of the moon. It is a droplet coming down, but I am underneath, so it looks like it’s going up. I’m sure you figured that out. I love taking pictures. I think it slows me down, gets me more present in the moment..
    Thank you for your comment, and I’ll see you for coffee on your site later. 🙂
    Peace
    Mary

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    • Hey BF!! How are you? Missed you! I thought of you the other day when I was commenting on someone’s post. I was talking about singing bowls, and of course I mistakenly said bowels. Haha. You know, you could always do the 3 day quote thing. You could use some of your photos, or just quotes. I would be interested to know what quotes you like.
      Glad to see you here!
      Mary

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  7. This reminds me of Thoreau, who I read didn’t travel far from home his whole life. It’s comforting to be reminded there are plenty of treasures right in my neck of the woods I have yet to discover. I still want to see some new landscapes though. 🙂

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    • Yeah, there is a lot of beauty all over the world. I used to have wanderlust, and traveled mostly in the states. I always thought I’d go to a lot of other places, but now I am content to just enjoy my landscape here. I have been to New Zealand, which is incredibly beautiful, and Scotland also beautiful. I’d like to go to Alaska and Costa Rica and Australia. Hawaii is beautiful. Where do you want to go?

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  8. Loved all three quotes in this series, Mary, and they’re all my favorite. The middle one seems a very pragmatic resting place between the inviting mystery of the first and third. I think the first quote from Thich Nhat Hanh, like this one, invites us to explore an idea the mind can’t readily compute. How can opening ourselves to harmony, and seeing with fresh eyes, actually do anything…? The mind doesn’t know that trick! Ha! Until it stumbles into the miracle of experiencing it…

    The awareness of birds in winter always instills in me the realization that I don’t understand much at all of how things “work”… 🙂 Thank you for the lovely quotes and images…

    Love
    Michael

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    • Thank you, Michael. I’m glad you liked these quotes. It’s funny you should say that about exploring an idea the mind can’t readily compute. “How can opening ourselves to harmony and seeing with fresh eyes actually do anything?” Yes, the miracle of experiencing it. That’s funny what you said about the birds in winter. Some stay. Some leave and come back in summer. Some leave in summer and come back in winter. Although, the pine siskins didn’t come this winter for the first time, which makes me wonder if one of the places that they usually stop for a break and eat and build strength for the rest of the journey is gone. Some new subdivision that used to be full of berries…

      Your thoughts and insights are always so interesting. Thank you for your comment.
      Love,
      Mary

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  9. Don’t look outwards, but look inwards. All answers will eventually to be found within you. This is a paraphrase of something I read awhile ago. Loved your quote; to look with new eyes. 🙂

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