Find Yourself in Nature

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century, he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it. – Jacques-Yves Cousteau Too much of human society has become far removed from the natural world. Whole cultures are stagnating under the sterile weight of mass …

Life and Death are One

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. Kahlil Gibran Life and death are connected one to the other along infinite paths. This gull’s remains provide evidence of the eagle’s feeding. All life converts death into life. We are sustained by sacrificing the life-spark of other beings. So-called …

Life Affirming Connections

This is the true joy of life – the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown to the scrap-heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish clod of ailments and grievances. George Bernard Shaw As far as …

Flow with Life

We all sit here stranded, though we’re all doin’ our best to deny it. Bob Dylan No matter how far we may roam, we all came from somewhere and a portion of our heart, large or small, yearns to remain attached somehow to the source of our genesis. Making our way gingerly at first, all …

The Repose of Nature

There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature. Henry David Thoreau Setting forth into nature, anxieties slowly melt away. As my footsteps spread out across the sand, elements of the natural world begin to replace the artificial reality which sustains me. Wild rhythms liberate …

Blue Space

The sound of water says what I think – Zhuangzi I have been reading about a concept called Blue Space. Scientists have been studying the effects on people who live near oceans or other bodies of water. Spending time near water offers a myriad of benefits to overall health and general well-being. For me spending …

Shine from Within

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. Maya Angelou Never let degrading words pierce your deep inner self. There are endless numbers of people who try to snatch joy from those around them. Some people can not be satisfied with what they have, and so they look for someone to harm or injure. …

Enliven Your World

A picture is a poem without words – Horace Walking along the bottom of the ocean at low tide is thrilling. There is a downward slope to the coast that tugs ever so gently at ones pant cuffs. Walking up slope towards the beach one can feel the pull of gravity shift as if it …

Able to be Sustainable

We all can enjoy the grandeur and bounty of nature. Humans are animals and as such we feel the need to be part of nature. Some animals, like the horse have been our partners for millennia. These magnificent animals assisted in the creation of human civilization, and continue to assist us today. They also provide …