Peace in Silence - The Magic Onions

Peace in Silence

Peace in SilenceI have been reorganizing my photos into folders on my computer. I have so many that this project will literally take years! I can’t seem to delete a single photo… each one leads to a special memory that I makes me smile or wonder at how amazing it all is and I just have to keep it.

Here are some of my favorites so far.
photos of nature on The Magic Onions Blog

Gorgeous oranges and yellows in Nature photos
beatuiful photos of nature on The magic Onions Blog

With the craziness of summer going on all around me, I’ve been meditating again. I am a much better mother (and wife and friend and person) when my spirit is calm. I am a happier soul when my soul is happy.

These words, by Max Ehrmann (who is new to me), are my focus for the week. I’m working on a paragraph a day.

‘Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others – even the dull and ignorant – they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is, many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

By yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither by cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with your God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.’

Beautiful words, aren’t they? Good words to live by.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Donni

Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. Wow, gorgeous post, Donni! Saving these beautiful words. Pictures are amazing as always.
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