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Wisdom from a Dominican Mystic – Meister Eckhart

Whatever God does, the first outburst is always compassion.

– Meister Eckhart, Dominican mystic of the 13th century

The dahlia: an outburst of glorious compassion

The dahlia: an outburst of glorious compassion

Posted by opreach on August 22, 2013
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  1. 08/22/2013

    Thanks for the great quote. I am intrigued by Meister Eckhart. I have not read much by him but what I have read is incredibly rich. It is not my to-read list and this will help inspire me to act on it.

    • 08/22/2013

      You are welcome! So glad you enjoyed it!

  2. 08/22/2013

    Beautiful photo Pat. Are you showing off ? One bee wasn’t enough ? LOL Have a wonderful day 😀

    • 08/22/2013

      Thank you, Joe. You’ve made me laugh this morning for sure! 🙂 They just really loved that dahlia!!! Actually the bees were all over the place, and they are so focused on the flowers, they don’t even know you are there with your camera.

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  3. 08/27/2013

    one of my family ancestors was a Dominican – Prior Nicholas Trivett 1258-1328 a contemporary of Meister Eckhart I do wonder sometimes if he knew him. Great capture!!

    • 08/27/2013

      Really! How cool! It would be nice to think that they did know one another. The Dominican world wasn’t as global then as it is now! This photo is from a garden up the street from here, and the woman who lovingly gardens has some of the most amazing dahlias. Some of them are huge dinner plate dahlias. I’ve never seen the likes of them in other garden. She has the right touch! 🙂

  4. 09/23/2013

    One of my favorites, and the picture is simply stunning! My thanks…

    • 09/23/2013

      Thank you for coming by, Theresa. So glad you like it!


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