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October 31, 2011
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"It was sometime in October; she had long ago lost track of all the days and it really didn’t matter because one was like another and there were no nights to separate them because she never slept any more."
~ Sylvia Plath, Tongues of Stone
October 26, 2011
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October 17, 2011
October 14, 2011
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October 7, 2011
We depend on nature not only for our physical survival. We also need nature to show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our minds. We got lost in doing, thinking, remembering, anticipating - lost in a maze of complexity and a world of problems.
We have forgotten what rocks, plants and animals still know. We have forgotten how to be - to be still, to be ourselves, to be where life is: here and now.
August 26, 2011
July 24, 2011
July 14, 2011
July 7, 2011
Lines Written by a Bear of "Very Little Brain":
On monday, when the sun is hot I wonder to myself allot:
"Now is it true, or is it not
That what is which and which is what?"
On tuesday, when it hails and snows,
The feeling on me grows and grows
That hardly anybody knows,
If those are these or these are those.
On wednesday, when the sky is blue,
And I have nothing else to do,
I sometimes wonder if it's true
That who is what and what is who.
On thursday, when it starts to freeze,
And hoar-frost twinkles on the trees,
How very readily one sees
That these are whose-but whose are these?
(A. A. Milne The World of Pooh)
July 5, 2011
The Tao never does anything,
yet through it all things are done.
If powerful men and women
could venter themselves in it,
the whole world would be transformed
by itself, in its natural rhythms.
People would be content
with their simple, everyday lives,
in harmony, and free of desire.
When there is no desire,
all things are at peace.
|new image...the poppy's are opening up!!|
June 28, 2011
Do you want to improve the world?
I don't think it can be done.
The world is sacred.
It can't be improved.
If you tamper with it, you'll ruin it.
If you treat it like an object, you'll lose it.
There is a time for being ahead,
a time for being behind;
a time for being in motion,
a time for being at rest;
a time for being vigorous,
a time for being exhausted;
a time for being safe,
a time for being in danger.
The Master sees things as they are,
without trying to control them.
She lets them go their own way,
and resides at the center of the circle.
Tao Te Ching #29
|~new image...happy summer!!!|
June 26, 2011
June 24, 2011
Can you coax your mind from its wandering
and keep to the original oneness?
Can you let your body become
supple as a newborn child's?
Can you cleanse your inner vision
until you see nothing but the light?
Can you love people and lead them
without imposing your will?
Can you deal with the most vital matters
by letting events take their course?
Can you step back from you own mind
and thus understand all things?
Giving birth and nourishing,
having without possessing,
acting with no expectations,
leading and not trying to control:
this is the supreme virtue.
Tao Te Ching #10
|the peony's are in full bloom...and truly perfect|