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The Story of Each Stone

The story of each stone

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quqotes by W.S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin: To Plant a Tree

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poems by W.S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin

All quotes by W.S. Merwin

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Happy Little Goats

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This account is too cute not to share. The photos are from @itsagoatslife on Instagram. I can’t get enough of these little guys!

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baby animals

 baby goat

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cute animals

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Heading Home Again

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Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

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Simplicity is Calling

Simplicity is calling

Sometimes the world feels like a bit much.

I’m sure I am not alone in losing friends to cancer; having to start over repeatedly; being threatened by extreme weather or wildfires; and the list goes on.

We all go through it. Life has its unexpected turns. Coming around a bend can be scary.

As I walked my dog this morning and looked at leaves covered in soot. I could feel the stillness. The depths of love and life that hold steady for our acknowledgment.

It’s like rising above the clouds or diving below stormy waves. There is a depth to being.

A peaceful, undisturbed calm. It’s always there, even in the midst of chaos and fear.

I love the feeling of being able to connect with a deeper truth. Something beyond change. Beyond the body. Beyond circumstances.

As I get older, I see the importance of spending more time there.

I have this deep urge to visit it more often and dedicate my life to it. Not sure how yet. But the thoughts and desire are there.

Simplicity is calling. I feel it.

It’s waving at me. Beckoning me to design a life with it in mind. Telling me to trust a higher truth. I love that it’s patient with me.

I’m getting closer to accepting its offer.

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The Mystery

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October 14, 2018 · 1:05 am

Feel Yourself Relax

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Just for Being

ram dass

“You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.”

“The universe is an example of love. Like a tree. Like the ocean. Like my body. Like my wheelchair. I see the love.”

“The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I’m caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Being in love means seeing the Beloved all around me.”

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”

“I sit with people who are dying. I’m one of those unusual types that enjoys being with someone when they’re dying because I know I am going to be in the presence of Truth.”

“We’re fascinated by the words, but where we meet is in the silence behind them.”

All quotes by Ram Dass

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