Our Souls Blossom

Let us be grateful for the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust Be eternally grateful for the people in your life who shine a positive light upon your day. Every day give thanks to the almighty universe for being fortunate enough to witness another …

A New Way of Seeing

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller A tremendous beautiful feeling comes over me walking the shore. My only intended goal is to go between three and five miles and to return home eventually. Along the way I try to take note of whatever catches my eye …

The Sound of Water

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 …

Enlightenment

Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. – William Blake Life springs forth from the energy we create. Taking responsibility for your life grants you control over your present and future. Accept the thoughts you have and shine your glorious light into the shadows. In time you will increase your power to stand strong …

Possess a Feeling for Beauty

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. Ernest Hemingway Beauty speaks to us in a language as ancient as humankind. The beautiful summons deep subconscious connections to …

Soothing over the Rough Spots

Our lives are not plotted out ahead. Events do not unfold exactly as we hope they would. The rough spots of our days chafe against our plans and inflame a sense of personal indignation. Day after day these indignities large and small build up around our hopes and dreams. This buildup limits our perspective on …

Hold Steadfast

It has been said that there are more stars in the heavens than there are grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. As I wandered the sands the other day, I imagined the ocean represented the inevitable passage of ever-flowing time. A single human life can seem insignificant in the grander scheme …