Kaleidoscope #1134


An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.
― 
Kahlil Gibran 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these lovelies during a walk through my neighborhood, and since I can’t resist anything purple… No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1132


Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
― 
Siddhārtha Gautama, The Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I have a fair collection of crystals and took a close up of my amethyst geode. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1130


Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.
― 
Cherie Carter-Scott 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these lovelies during a walk through my neighborhood, and since I can’t resist anything purple… No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1129


But if you forgive someone for something they did to you, it doesn’t mean you agree with what they did or believe it was right. Forgiving that person means you have chosen not to dwell on the matter anymore; you have moved on with your life.
― 
Idowu KoyenikanWealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image by Stux from Pixabay.

Kaleidoscope #1127


Forgiveness is the best part of valor…Discretion is easy. It’s finding the courage to forgive yourself and others that is hard.
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dance with the Devil 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these lovelies during a walk through my neighborhood, and since I can’t resist anything purple… No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1126


One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of true harmony.
Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I have a fair collection of crystals and took a close up of my amethyst geode. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.