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Let the Forest Be Your Teacher

Believe me as one who has experience, you will find much more among the woods then ever you will among books. Woods and stones will teach you what you can never hear from any master. – Bernard of Clairvaux

Our Companions

There is a trough in waves, A low spot Where horizon disappears And only sky And water Are our company. – Judy Brown, From the poem “Trough” – book The Sea Accepts All Rivers

Reverence and Respect for Life

Respect life, revere life. There is nothing more holy than life, nothing more divine than life. – Osho

Gratefulness Is a Bridge

I wonder if gratefulness is the bridge from sorrow to joy, spanning the chasm of our anxious striving. Freed from the burden of unbridled desires, we can enjoy what we have, celebrate what we’ve attained, and appreciate the familiar. For if we can’t be… Continue Reading “Gratefulness Is a Bridge”

Wednesday of Hope – What Is Defeat?

What is defeat?…Nothing but the first step to something better. – Wendell Berry When I hiked Mount Whitney with my friends Abby and Carolyn, we did not make it all the way to the tippity-top. We made it to Trail Crest at 13, 600… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – What Is Defeat?”

Wednesday of Hope – Infinite Hope

During the month of May, I will be using black and white photography. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Following our Aspirations

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.  – Louisa May Alcott

Honoring the Mystery of Life

Something precious is lost if we rush headlong into the details of life without pausing for a moment to pay homage to the mystery of life and the gift of another day. – Kent Nerburn

Seeking God

You seek for God, beloved soul, and he is everywhere, everything speaks of him, everything offers him to you, he walks beside you, he surrounds you and is within you. He lives with you and yet you try to find him. You seek your… Continue Reading “Seeking God”

Thoughts on Hope – 10

Hope is essential to generate the needed warm temperature and loving atmospher required to ensure that the forces of cynicism, greed and violence do not suck the life out of the divine dream a-birthing in you. – Edward Hays