Four Flowers

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“Four Flowers”  |  Anthony Satori

“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment.  I want to give that world to someone else.  Most people… rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower.  I want them to see it.”

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Lightning Strikes

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“Lightning Strikes”  |  Anthony Satori

Early in his adult life, the great 20th century thinker and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller felt like none of his efforts were coming to any useful fruition.  Broke and despondent, he took a late-night walk along a bridge, and even considered ending his life.  As he stood at the edge of the bridge, a glowing sphere of white light appeared from nowhere, surrounded him, and lifted him several feet off the ground.  A voice spoke these words:

“From now on you need never await temporal attestation to your thought.  You think the truth.  You do not have the right to eliminate yourself.  You do not belong to you.  You belong to the Universe.  Your significance will remain forever obscure to you, but you may assume that you are fulfilling your role if you apply yourself to converting your experiences to the highest advantage of others.”

The sphere of light then gently placed him back onto his feet on the bridge, and disappeared.  From that moment forward, Fuller’s entire outlook changed.  He dedicated the rest of his life to the enthusiastic creation and invention things that made people’s lives better, more efficient, and more productive — no longer worrying about the “success” or “failure” of his inventions — and he went on to become one of the most admired, prolific, and successful inventors of the 20th century.

On the bridge that night, the mystical Voice spoke directly to Fuller.  But there is a lesson here for all of us.  Even though we may never know the impact we will have on the world around us, if we dedicate our thoughts and efforts to benefiting others and to making the world a more beautiful, meaningful place, we will be fulfilling our highest destiny.  As for everything else, it is out of our hands.  We must simply leave the rest to fate.


This week marks five years that I have been producing this blog, sharing my photographic artworks, writings, and philosophical ponderings with you, once a week, every week, for the duration.  Thank you for taking this journey with me, so far.  May we have many more wonders to come.

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Flying Colors

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“Flying Colors”  |  Anthony Satori

“I believe that if one were to always look up at the skies, one would end up with wings.”

— Gustave Flaubert

Every day, whenever you can, remember to place your attention and thoughts on the good things in your life, on all of the things that you are grateful for, and on everything that you wish to see grow and expand and thrive.  Where you choose to focus your mental, spiritual, and emotional energy will determine what will become nourished and strong in your life, and you will become an active agent in the creation of your own best world.

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Visitation of Beauty

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“Visitation of Beauty”  |  Anthony Satori

One afternoon, a leaf fluttered down from the sky and landed softly on the window of my car.  I remained silent and still, quietly watching as it clung timidly to the edge of the window, simply enjoying its delicate beauty, wondering just how it might have made such an unlikely journey.  After a few moments, I pulled out my camera and took a photograph.  I then looked down, for just a breath, to prepare my camera for another shot.  When I looked up, the leaf was gone.  I hadn’t even seen it go. It had flown away on another gentle breeze, just as quickly and quietly as it had arrived.

Enjoy every moment, my friends.  Find the good in life, every day, and pull it close to your heart.

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