Heaven on Earth

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How do you define heaven? Please share.

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30 comments on “Heaven on Earth

  1. diannegray says:

    Heaven to me is freedom from worry and knowing my family is healthy and safe. Nothing else really matters in life.

    {{{hugs}}}

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      So true, Dianne. I’m wondering if we could expand our definitions of family, but health and safety are key. To delve a bit further, I’m wondering if we could expand our definitions of safe? Just trying to push the boundaries of heaven a bit. 🙂 {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      I get your point, AM, but I’m not sure I would “want” anything in heaven, even nothing. Does that make sense? I’m being a bit cheeky here–the old English major popping out. A state of not wanting does seem heavenly. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

      • lol you are funny comical hehe… I do mean wanting for nothing on earth… I often say to store clerks, I want for nothing, pretty contented I guess… no big glitches with the world for me… except maybe some certain people in it hell bound to disrupt life in my little bubble, lol. Heaven to me is a state, not a place. Wanting for nothing is a good, good place. It means I am safe, warm, dry, clean, sated and able to rest when I need to. Wait. I never get enough sleep. Okay, then. I want more sleep. Thomas Carlyle said “man is a wanting animal” and Maslow said …”as soon as one need is met, there is another need to replace it…” Nobody’s wrong but nobody’s really right either, as I see it. Lots of generalizations.

  2. I would say heaven
    is where ya find it,
    which amounts to
    about the same thing.
    Can’t look for it, though,
    ’cause if your lookin’
    you’ll never find it.
    It’s like a spot in
    the corner of yer eye.
    If ya wanna see it,
    ya gotta stop movin’
    your eye around.
    Kinda more like
    listenin’ than lookin’.
    I reckon. Ayup.
    Reckon so.
    😉

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Love the reckoning, Johnny. Great to see you again. I have been a bit tied up lately and haven’t had time to visit my creative blogging friends. Thank you so much for bringing your creativity and wisdom here. Love the image of the eye. Yes, heaven is here, right in front of us, if we can just see it–or listen to it. 🙂 {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  3. smilecalm says:

    experiencing the miracle
    of being alive on this earth 🙂

  4. tw says:

    Knowing the Seasons change and having the good grace to change with them

  5. th3bak3rman says:

    inner peace from letting go and trusting in God

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Haha, Bakerman, I have a post scheduled for later this week that is all about letting go. We are definitely on the same wavelength. Tell me what you think of that post when you read it. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  6. karen says:

    Heaven is love. Pure and simple.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Pure love is simple, isn’t it, Karen? It amazes me how we have such a tough time practicing it in daily life. Heaven is ours if we can just open our hearts. Love that idea. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  7. Dusty Yao says:

    Heaven on Earth is that first bite of home made Ice Cream with home made hot fudge on it!
    Heaven from the inside out is that centered feeling of bliss after sitting in the hottest hot pool and the coldest cold pool at my favorite hot springs – Harbin!

  8. Reviews4you says:

    Heaven is where peace of mind is.

  9. Heaven is having peace of mind, being content with yourself and those around you.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Contentment is key, SHO. I’m just noticing how often I try to be better or make those around me change in ways I think they should. These are the “thoughts that kick me out of heaven.” I appreciate the wisdom. {{{hugs]}} Kozo

  10. Thought provoking. I think I have a tl;dr view–but I am always refining it. Thanks for helping me do that.

  11. lauriesnotes says:

    Love! I just finished writing a book of my little prose and my journey called “What’s Right Here” ♡

  12. Heaven is a choice. The knowledge that everything about us and around is changes, yet we have a conscious choice about being a spectator. I’m the spectator of my body, spectator of my words, spectator of the world around. This gives great power of acceptance. It gives peace. Peace is heaven. Pure heaven. The abode of gods is peace. If you are at peace, you are at heaven my dear Kozo. 🙂

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Love the peace through being a spectator with acceptance. Your comment reminds me to find peace by getting out of the way. Stop sticking my nose in everything. haha. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

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