Over the topPosted: November 14, 2012 Filed under: 365 Meditation Challenge, Autumn, Earth, fall, Fire, goals, health, home, Letting Go, Metta/Lovingkindness, Mindfulness, nature, Photography, pond, Quotes, rants, Spirit, Walking, wandering, water, weather | Tags: autumn, Dali Lama, fall foliage, Health, Health insurance, MaidinSun Photography, nature, Outdoors, Photography, pond, quotes, reflections, trees, water, weather, woods 26 Comments
As I sat down to write up my post today, I discovered a draft of a post called “Notes from the woods.” There were no words. Just images. The photos were taken back in October when there was still quite a bit of color in the woods. I thought about trashing the post, but the photos insisted on having their day, and the woods were just too pretty to say no to them.
A monarch in the meadowPosted: September 14, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Adventures in Life, Air, Critters, Earth, endings, Fire, goals, health, home, Letting Go, Meditation, Metta/Lovingkindness, Mindfulness, nature, Photography, Spirit, Summer, Walking, wandering, weather, yoga | Tags: butterfly, clouds, flowers, Health, Lovingkindness Meditation, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, MaidinSun Photography, Meadow, meditation, Mettā, Monarch (butterfly), nature, Outdoors, Photography, Sharon Salzberg, Summer, weather, wildflowers 29 Comments
stands for all things
even for those things that don’t flower,
for everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing;
though sometimes it is necessary
to reteach a thing its loveliness,
to put a hand on the brow
of the flower,
and retell it in words and in touch,
it is lovely
until it flowers again from within, of self-blessing.
~ Galway Kinnell
I’ve posted this poem sometime in the past (it seems like long ago), and it came to mind this morning as I was pondering “what next?”