Peaceful Painting|نقاشی صلح آمیز


“22nd story”

First published: Jan.18.2018 

Once upon a time,

There was a king who appreciated art a lot.

He asked all the artists of his kingdom to participate in a competition and create a painting with the subject of “peaceful view.”

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He announced that there would be a great prize for the winner of the best painting and promised that he would hang the frame in his palace, which was a huge honor and fame for artists.

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Every artist started to paint their version of the most peaceful view.

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On the day of the competition, there were hundreds of beautiful paintings all gathered in the big hall of the palace for the king to judge.

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The king looked at each painting in depth. There were many paintings of the blue sky and great sea, quiet and peaceful.

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Between all the peaceful paintings, the king announced the winner.

The winner was a painting with a dark cloudy sky, sea waves madly stroking the cliffs and a waterfall deviated to the side because of the angry wind.

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All the artists were shocked, how could the king choose such a madness painting as a peaceful subject?

 

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The king said: “behind all this madness, in the corner of the waterfall I saw a crack with a green bush and a bird’s nest. Birds were sitting in their nest in peace. Peace doesn’t certainly mean that there shouldn’t be any noise, toughness or craziness, being in peace means that you could live peacefully among-st all the madness.”

 

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140 comments

  1. Beautiful story with well chosen photos to accompany the text!

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  2. Thank you laleh for blogging the story about peace that nowadays the whole world needs it hopefully we all see that day.

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  3. A beautiful and very deep thought with great visuals – thank you!

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  4. Great story and wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Another educational post Laleh. Great blogs.

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  6. Reblogged this on Ana Centellas and commented:
    Bonito cuento a tener en cuenta

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  7. Beautiful story and pictures. Finding peace amidst turmoil is a much needed and powerful message.Thank-you!

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  8. Such a good story with a lesson I can learn. Thank you.

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  9. What a wise king, choosing a piece of art with such deep meaning. Your story beautifully demonstrated with such intense images. Thank you for sharing Laleh gol.

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  10. Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    Another great story by Laleh 😉

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  11. Nice metaphor that we should apply to our crazy lives. Best regards.

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  12. I love the story and the photos. A good reminder to look for the positive! 🙂

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  13. Finding peace in the chaos of life – a simple reminder. Loved your choice of photos. A lovely post Laleh.

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  14. Great story indeed !!

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  15. This is so lovely and meaningful. I will take these words to my heart. Thank you! ~ Robin

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  16. Namaste Laleh 🙂

    I think I paused for too long on the white sandy spit next to the azure blue sea and never quite made it to the end of the story 😉

    A wise King indeed to look beyond the immediate to see the vista far beyond. It offers a meta-narrative to all people to reach far further than they are immediately able to grasp in both vision and thought. All that we see is spun in the mind on a silver screen called perception. Changing one’s perception – being at once mindful and discerning – is the fundamental key to self-liberation and self-sovereignty.

    I wondered which image I may have chosen. Perhaps that is a relevant question for all readers to ask of themselves? 🙂

    Hoping all is well in all ways. Enjoy a wonderful weekend. Take care of one and all.

    Love and Peace. Namaste 🙂

    DN

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  17. Namaste Laleh 🙂

    I visit for the magic of your stories and parables – it’s what you always have us imagine in-between words that I enjoy – and stay for the magical emoji’s cast from your keyboard 😀

    If most of us are those birds, then why doesn’t the collective flock beat it’s one wing and dispel the dark clouds from slate skies hanging over this mad, mad world?

    I am at Peace within me…it is the world that is chaotic, convoluted, inequitable, fractured, stratified, and centred on greed, wealth, money, power: a world spinning on an axis of fool’s gold. Indeed it is hard accepting that the majority of people on Earth are subject to the dictates of the few.

    The World waits for a King or Queen like figure similar to the one in your story to rise on behalf of all Humankind and with 360 degree vision lead Civilization as a collective towards the Dawn of a New Age here on Earth. Currently there is no coherent Global agenda for humankind: there is just emphasis placed on division, differentiation, and separation from one whole. The World waits with breath held in anticipation of Love setting the new agenda on Earth.

    Namaste 🙂

    DN

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    • I completely agree. Unfortunately it’s true. I guess we’re just hanging there or pretending perhaps.😔🌺

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      • Namaste Laleh :),

        I believe people are full of Love, Kindness and Compassion – there is no pretence in that – but are bound by fear or have no knowledge of how to express those virtues to one another let alone stand-up and be heard by world governments who debase Love in favour of Capitalist greed. Perhaps when people wake up to the idea that they are not just ‘resource’ for another to exploit and profit from then that will be a first step towards independence?

        The majority shouldn’t be hiding in a small crack behind a wayward waterfall crashing down on a dark world beneath a darker sky. Earth is paradise for everyone to enjoy and thrive upon. Sooner or later one gets the feeling the crack will widen and the flock will emerge: governance of the World by the elite is not acceptable and does not support an agenda for change, transformation and metamorphosis of civilisation. Elitism does not look to the future: it sees only the material rewards to be made in the immediate. It cares not for the masses, only for itself and its kin. Tis time the World’s people ended this self-centred, self-fulfilling trend: a means to break the cycle is required.

        I’m still paused on that white sandy spit yet now drifting in sapphire blue waters watching flocks of Eagles and Kingfishers descend en mass upon Earth to lift hearts and minds and to fish for Kings and Queens. It is a magnificent site! 🙂

        Love and Peace. Namaste 🙂

        DN

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      • Wish to see that free world soon.🧞‍♂️

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      • 😀 We all wait to see such a world! No where did I put that rusty old Lamp?

        Namaste 🙂

        DN

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      • Lady Of The Lamp: I should have known, you held the Genie in your hand all along.

        Have a wonderful week Laleh, take care of one and all.

        Namaste 🙂

        DN

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  18. Wonderful story with a profound lesson. The ending surprised me (which is a good thing).

    “You can be in the storm, but don’t let the storm get in you.” Joel Osteen

    minor suggestions
    [the] great sea
    semicolon after craziness to correct a comma splice
    sky [with] sea waves madly…

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  19. Great story and absolutely amazing pictures. Stay blessed.

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  20. Beautiful story. I love your writing and photos as they share the emotions.

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  21. Beautiful! Both story and photos! 🙂
    By the way, I nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award. Check it out here:
    https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2018/01/24/the-mystery-blogger-award

    Have a wonderful day!

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  22. Beautiful story with intense meaning . So thought provoking 👌. Peace also dwells in madness !Thanks for sharing😊

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  23. Wonderful pictures Laleh 🙂

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  24. The photos are lovely and the king is perfectly correct. 🙂 🙂

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  25. Love this as well as the gorgeous photography! Thanks for visiting my blog and leading me here! Your post truly inspired me. 🙂

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  26. Peace lies within the minds eye. Nice parable.

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  27. Ooo love this. It was different to what I was expecting, too. I thought he might have chosen it because it was the painting of chaos that made him appreciate all the other paintings of peace. Brilliant story, Laleh (and lovely peaceful photos to go with it!) xx

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  28. Thanks for sharing this lovely and insightful inspiring post. The imagery is beautiful, Laleh.
    🤗💜🌼

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  29. sand dollars ta star wish
    i may
    gosh i wish

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  30. Your story beautiful. The pictures beautiful also and the lesson behind the story was not lost. Thank you.

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  31. I liked this story when you posted it in 2018, but I like it even more today. It’s very appropriate for the times we’re living in. Thank you for sharing it again. Stay well, Laleh.

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  32. Can i share this on my blog madam , with your permission.

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  33. The message is so deep. Thanks for this post. 🙂

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  34. Such a strong message Laleh 🙂 This story is incredible.

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  35. A powerful message conveyed so beautifully.

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  36. Are you alluding to the beauty lying amidst the Corona madness here? Good thought.

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  37. This post offers great wisdom for our tumultuous times. ❤

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  38. This is so very lovely! Thank You, Laleh!!! 🤗❤️😊

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  39. Quel re ha davvero ragione, la pace è vera quando ci sono tante voci ad ascoltarla.
    Grazie per il racconto e le immagini.

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  40. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    the bird has it! 😀

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  41. So lovely 💗 Beautiful and wise💗 l love how you write 💗

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