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Needing Beauty

Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray, where nature heals and gives strength to body and soul alike.

– John Muir

The heron, too, needs beauty. Of course, the great blue heron IS beauty.

The heron, too, needs beauty. Of course, the great blue heron IS beauty.

Open Your Eyes

As one can see when the eyes are open, so one can understand when the heart is open.

– Hazrat Inayat Khan

Seeing with eyes wide open

Seeing with eyes wide open

The Gift of Breath

Every breath we draw is a gift of God’s love; every moment of existence is a grace.

– Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude

Another reason to breathe

Another reason to breathe

A Lesson on Forgiveness from Nelson Mandela

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Looking ahead, I leave the past behind.

– Nelson Mandela

Helen Keller’s Words of Wisdom

So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied.

– Helen Keller

So much has been given to me!

So much has been given to me!

Wonders – Always before my Eyes

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I’ve read all the books but one
Only remains sacred: this
Volume of wonders, open
Always before my eyes.

– Kathleen Raine

Where Do You Find Peace?

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The Peace of the Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Source: The Peace of Wild Things, Wendell Berry