Sunday, September 30, 2007

A SOUL THING


While reviewing the shots I took of this geode yesterday, I suddenly remembered a quote by Plato that I came across online:

"A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways - by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul."


And as I prepared for bed, thinking of another desk lamp I ought to get in Quiapo to improve the shots I took of the geode earlier in the evening, a passage from Gary Zukav's The Seat Of The Soul also came to mind as if to enhance Plato's quote. It reads in part:

"The human emotional spectrum can be broken down into two basic elements: love and fear. Anger, resentment, and vengeance are expressions of fear, as are guilt, regret, embarassment, shame, and sorrow. These are lower-frequency currents of energy. They produce feelings of depletion, weakness, inability to cope and exhaustion. The highest-frequency current, the highest energy current, is love. It produces buoyancy, radience, lightness and joy."

Have a wondrous Sunday everyone!


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posted by Señor Enrique at 6:49 AM


14 Comments:

Anonymous kyels said...

I like the excerpt. It's just so true.

Have blessed Sunday!

(:

September 30, 2007 10:30 AM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

these are very mystical. i always see the ones of amethyst and i wanted one for myself too, amethyst being my fave gem. enjoyed the quote. happy sunday to you.

September 30, 2007 10:39 AM  

Anonymous rhodora said...

... and that a thing so imperfect can be so beautiful! :)

September 30, 2007 12:47 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks and you have a blessed one as well, Kyels :)

September 30, 2007 6:54 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Amethysts are supposedly very spiritual, Photo Cache :)

Many thanks and likewise!

September 30, 2007 6:55 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Such is the wonder of nature, Rhoda :)

September 30, 2007 6:56 PM  

Blogger Sidney said...

by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light

It is the best moment for photographers! ;-)

September 30, 2007 7:27 PM  

Anonymous Ferdz said...

I like these series of experimental still lifes here. geode pala ang tawag dyan. Those are amethyst crystals right?

I remember the time when I always have a small amethyst crystal in my pocket. hehe

September 30, 2007 7:49 PM  

Anonymous kite said...

There is nothing ugly; I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, -- light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful....John Constable

September 30, 2007 8:56 PM  

Anonymous Belle said...

we have plenty of geodes here in AZ but not as beautiful as what you have in the picture. i guess, if we look hard enough, we can find good ones.

i am just wondering, do we have geodes in the philippines?

October 01, 2007 1:29 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

This amethyst geode came from Brazil and got it as a gift, Belle. Seems like most of the nice ones I've seen all came from Brazil.

Not sure if there are any geodes here in the Philippines. Perhaps, our other blog friends could enlighten us on this regard :)

October 01, 2007 6:08 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

What a profound quotation, Kite. Many thanks for sharing with us :)

October 01, 2007 6:09 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I know of other folks in NYC who always keep a couple of various stones in their person, Ferdz, for positive energy and good luck!

October 01, 2007 6:11 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

How true it is, Sidney -- light and shadow.

October 01, 2007 6:11 AM  

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