Spiritual Journeying

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. –Ursula K. Le Guin Every day is a journey from rising to slumber. In between there are countless moments ever changing from Now to Now. What carries us – the self we call home – …

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 …

Appreciate Life

I remember him as something left behind on the road of life – as something I have passed, rather than having actually been -and almost think of him as someone else. Charles Dickens Each season of our life imprints upon our hearts a record of its passing. What did we accomplish, learn or need to …

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 …

Express Your Gratitude Today

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. Jack London Rise in the morning and greet the sun. Do not waste the dawning of a new day. One never knows when the last day will come. That …

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 …

Be Grateful for Who You Are

A man must find time for himself. Time is what we spend our lives with. If we are not careful we find others spending it for us…. It is necessary, now and then, for a man to go away and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and ask himself, ‘Who am …

Sharing Joy

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 …

There is Wonder All Around

“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” Rachel Carson The beach allows one to calmly empty their thoughts and fill their hearts. Standing beside the vastness is both humbling and inspiring. On the beach, we can sense our humanity’s birthright. Civilization spread …