Monday Photo Minimalism ~ Releasing Stones

In a wonderful Hawaiian book written by Pali Jae Lee and Koko Willis, Tales from the Night Rainbow, a story is included that I’d like to share here, hoping you won’t mind a bit wordier post than usual for the minimalism theme. It seems to connect with my subject matter here on Monday mornings.

“Each child born has at birth, a Bowl of perfect Light. If he tends his Light it will grow in strength and he can do all things – swim with the shark, fly with the birds, know and understand all things. If, however, he becomes envious or jealous he drops a stone into his Bowl of Light and some of the Light goes out. Light and the stone cannot hold the same space. If he continues to put stones in the Bowl of Light, the Light will go out and he will become a stone. A stone does not grow, nor does it move. If at any time he tires of being a stone, all he needs to do is turn the bowl upside down and the stones will fall away and the Light will grow once more.”

Release the stones. All manner of stones. Make room for your Light. See what’s important.



About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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6 Responses to Monday Photo Minimalism ~ Releasing Stones

  1. Great story and reminder. Thank you 🙏🏻


  2. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Thanks, Angeline—for the photo and the story behind it.


  3. Strong story of deep philosophy to go with your image.


    • Angeline M says:

      The bowl pictured sits on my patio wall. I read the book a little over a year ago; one day recently as I stood at my patio door looking at the bowl, the story, and its meaning in my life recently, was an epiphany.

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