azalea blossom
"Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence."  - Alan W. Watts

azalea blossom

"Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence."  - Alan W. Watts

"Love is the bridge between you and everything."  -Rumi 

"Love is the bridge between you and everything."  -Rumi 

'Earth, Teach Me'
"Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.  Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory.  Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.  Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.  Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone.  Earth teach me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground.  Earth teach me freedom ~ as the eagle that soars in the sky.  Earth teach me acceptance ~ as the leaves that die each fall.  Earth teach me renewal ~ as the seed that rises in the spring.  Earth teach me to forget myself ~ as melted snow forgets its life.  Earth teach me to remember kindness ~ as dry fields weep with rain."    - An Ute Prayer

'Earth, Teach Me'

"Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.  Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory.  Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.  Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.  Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone.  Earth teach me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground.  Earth teach me freedom ~ as the eagle that soars in the sky.  Earth teach me acceptance ~ as the leaves that die each fall.  Earth teach me renewal ~ as the seed that rises in the spring.  Earth teach me to forget myself ~ as melted snow forgets its life.  Earth teach me to remember kindness ~ as dry fields weep with rain."    - An Ute Prayer

'maple tree explosion'
There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into Light.   -Rumi 

'maple tree explosion'

There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into Light.   -Rumi 

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”   -Mahatma Gandhi 

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”   -Mahatma Gandhi 

'…all things return'
    “Why chidest thou the tardy Spring? The hardy bunting does not chide; The blackbirds make the maples ring With social cheer and jubilee; The redwing flutes his o-ka-lee, The robins know the melting snow; The sparrow meek, prophetic-eyed, Her nest beside the snow-drift weaves, Secure the osier yet will hide Her callow brood in mantling leaves,— And thou, by science all undone, Why only must thy reason fail To see the southing of the sun?  The world rolls round,—mistrust it not,— Befalls again what once befell; All things return, both sphere and mote, And I shall hear my bluebird’s note, And dream the dream of Auburn dell.”    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

'…all things return'

    “Why chidest thou the tardy Spring? The hardy bunting does not chide; The blackbirds make the maples ring With social cheer and jubilee; The redwing flutes his o-ka-lee, The robins know the melting snow; The sparrow meek, prophetic-eyed, Her nest beside the snow-drift weaves, Secure the osier yet will hide Her callow brood in mantling leaves,— And thou, by science all undone, Why only must thy reason fail To see the southing of the sun?  The world rolls round,—mistrust it not,— Befalls again what once befell; All things return, both sphere and mote, And I shall hear my bluebird’s note, And dream the dream of Auburn dell.”    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Copper Falls, Wisconsin
“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.”   -John Muir 

Copper Falls, Wisconsin

“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.”   -John Muir 

'sharing the load'
“When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.”   -Abraham Joshua Heschel

'sharing the load'

“When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.”   -Abraham Joshua Heschel

“We’re all just walking each other home.” ― Ram Dass
Happy Birthday to Cathy and Bill!

“We’re all just walking each other home.” ― Ram Dass

Happy Birthday to Cathy and Bill!

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson 

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson