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The Winds of Wisdom (Part 1)

Alex has been a photographer since he was in grade school. He thoroughly enjoys various arts, and he participates in some of them at times.

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The Winds of Wisdom

Purification and perfection are not always the same things.

Beauty is relative, but kindness is measurable.

Anger and love are each about caring about an item obsessively.
The variation is in how one cares, not always why.

If the sweat of a lover can taste sweet, then so can a laborious job.
One must marry the task, and smell the pheromones of the lover;
and, not the hideous odors of a stranger.

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After we discover how to fall in love with the world,
that which appeared cold and bitter
becomes a delicacy accompanied by a unique savor.

The child believes that pleasure comes from within.
The adult knows that it flows through service to those without.

A personally uplifting thought a day keeps the darkness away.

Love has the power to transmutate.

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When one is filled with hatred, that hatred should be used to do something good.

Rest and work need to be tightly balanced; one should not outweigh the other.

All things are natural. But, not all natural things are good.

The same desired solution to a problem is often pursued in radically different ways.

Aside from Jesus Christ, no one is always right.

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There is pride and also pride.
One is called 'righteous confidence', and the other 'boorish arrogance'.

Time's inconsistent nature makes it seem like an illusion.

Fear is a deadly virus. From it entire civilizations can be destroyed.

More than one thing can share the same word.
Sometimes these 'things' can be incredibly different; almost opposite at times.

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Do not ignore beauty for convenience, nor for laziness or carelessness.

Some of the most desired traits among the members of our species
for other members are kindness and confidence.

Intelligence and wisdom are derived from
paying attention to the right things at the correct times.

The world of lovers needs to be tread upon very carefully,
at least in the beginning.

© 2019 Alexander James Guckenberger

Comments

Alexander James Guckenberger (author) from Maryland, United States of America on June 20, 2019:

Elijah A Alexander Jr,

Thank you. I do try. :) And, no, I'm not the source of the paintings too. I may be adding more of my own art for the photographs in the future though. The sources are beneath each image. I'm surprised that they were all public domain.

Not everyone seems to differentiate these two objects of our current meditation.

Words alone are not sufficient at times for such thoughts here.

That makes me feel warm inside.

Alexander James Guckenberger (author) from Maryland, United States of America on June 20, 2019:

Asad Dillz Khan,

I appreciate the motivation!

Alexander James Guckenberger (author) from Maryland, United States of America on June 20, 2019:

Eric Dierker,

Thank you very much. You are so kind. :)

Alexander James Guckenberger (author) from Maryland, United States of America on June 20, 2019:

Mary Norton,

Thank you so much my very sweet friend. ^_^

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on June 20, 2019:

The paintings are amazing. You have given us some wonderful insights.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on June 20, 2019:

Stated as if you really are a "defender of man" as Alexander means, my brother in name. Are you also the source of those works of art?

Your opening line "Purification and perfection are not always the same things" says it all. To "purify" means to take away something based on the purifier's individual preference: to "perfect" is to ensure the never-ending change is not tampered with. They are far from the same. The first is "to change based on an individual's desire" while the latter is "the eternal state of all beings".

I had to think about "Anger and love are each about caring about an item obsessively" for a few minutes. They each has an opposite and when the opposite isn't applied it is in excess. Yes, a very true statement. By the usual use of them it appears to be a contradiction but when we seen as the whole that includes their opposites it is most accurate.

Thank you, I'll be back for as many doses as you choose to present.

Asad Dillz Khan from United Kingdom on June 20, 2019:

An amazing and very beautiful article James! Especially the paintings are awesome. Great Work James!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 20, 2019:

"Do not ignore beauty for convenience, nor for laziness or carelessness."

One pride is boorish arrogance.

If you played baseball the crowd would all be up clapping as you hit this home run in literature. Thank you, I will be back to refuel.