When we walk slowly, the world can fully appear. Not only are the creatures not frightened away by our haste or aggression, but the fine detail of fern and flower, or devastation and disruption, becomes visible. Many of us hurry along because we do not want to see what is really going on in and around us. We are afraid to let our senses touch the body of suffering or the body of beauty. — Joan Halifax 

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trumpeter swans
“When we walk slowly, the world can fully appear. Not only are the creatures not frightened away by our haste or aggression, but the fine detail of fern and flower, or devastation and disruption, becomes visible. Many of us hurry along because we do not want to see what is really going on in and around us. We are afraid to let our senses touch the body of suffering or the body of beauty.”   -Joan Halifax

trumpeter swans

“When we walk slowly, the world can fully appear. Not only are the creatures not frightened away by our haste or aggression, but the fine detail of fern and flower, or devastation and disruption, becomes visible. Many of us hurry along because we do not want to see what is really going on in and around us. We are afraid to let our senses touch the body of suffering or the body of beauty.”   -Joan Halifax

A flower blossoms for its own joy. — Oscar Wilde

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wild rose
"A flower blossoms for its own joy."  -Oscar Wilde

wild rose

"A flower blossoms for its own joy."  -Oscar Wilde

The moon is full and the lake lies still and lovely — this place is like heaven — and I am in love with life. — Margaret Mead, The Selected Letters of Margaret Mead (via requiemforthepast)

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moonset on Silver Lake, NW Wisconsin
“The moon is full and the lake lies still and lovely — this place is like heaven — and I am in love with life.”   -Margaret Mead

moonset on Silver Lake, NW Wisconsin

“The moon is full and the lake lies still and lovely — this place is like heaven — and I am in love with life.”   -Margaret Mead

If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you. — Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies 

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Asclepias tuberosa, orange butterfly weed
“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”   -Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies  

Asclepias tuberosa, orange butterfly weed

“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”   -Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies  

If you can’t find God in the next person you meet, it’s a waste of time looking for him anywhere else. —  Gandhi 

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 Lake Atitlan village, Guatemala
“If you can’t find God in the next person you meet, it’s a waste of time looking for him anywhere else.”   - Gandhi

 Lake Atitlan village, Guatemala

“If you can’t find God in the next person you meet, it’s a waste of time looking for him anywhere else.”   - Gandhi