Saturday, 27 May 2017

Outside words

Daily Draw: Spiritual Buddhist Cards 

Visually this is one of the more complex cards in the deck with an array of colours and patterns in contrasting shades of darkness and light. The quote on the reverse confirms that:

'The truth is
not always beautiful,
nor beautiful words
the truth. 

- Laotse

How to avoid writing something beautiful yet false? The tree on the left, whose energy appears to infuse the heart side of the seated figure, provides a clue. Perhaps a time to find beauty outside of words. 

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, 1929 -1968


  1. This beautiful and thougthful post will encourage us to meet one another with an open heart and to move beyound fear and judgement

    1. Thank you. That is a really nice thing to say. There have been so many examples of people wishing and praying for that.

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  3. I love the colors in these cards. :)
    The verse reminds me of 'purple prose' - using a lot of fancy, descriptive words with no foundation under them. Sometimes what is simple rather than extravagant is more beneficial.

    1. Purple prose - language that draws excessive attention to itself. I agree simple and humble is often more beneficial.

  4. Quiet contemplation during the troubled times you and your community are experiencing. Peace be with you.