Mountain-Still

 

“The wind howls, but the mountain remains still.”

– Japanese proverb –

 

Be mountain strong. Keep standing for love and kindness and peace even as the winds of the world howl.

Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.

 

Nature of the week – at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens:

Shadow of the Week:

 

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Even the Silence

 

“Even the silence has a story to tell you.

Just listen.

Listen.”

Jacqueline Woodson

 

The Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park, known as the “quietest place in the Lower 48” states, is where acoustical ecologist Gordon Hempton recorded “one square inch of silence.” You can listen to the silence at this link. Enjoy!

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Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

 

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What Do We Live For?

 

“What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?”

George Eliot

 

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Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

 

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What Spring Whispers

 

On the old plum tree,

One blossom by one blossom,

The spring thaw is born.

 – Ransetsu

 

Spring is born in whispers: “A gift! For you. Enjoy!”

Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.

 

Nature of the week: quince

Shadow of the Week:

 

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The Most Perfect Prayer

 

“One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.”

G.E. Lessing

 

Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.

 

Nature of the week: This looks like a perfect prayer to me.

Shadow of the Week:

 

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Gathering Goodness

 

“That man is happiest who lives from day to day

and asks no more,

garnering the simple goodness of life.”

Euripides, 424 B.C.E. –

 

Garner means a bit more than just “to gather.” It comes from the Latin for grain and means “to gather into storage.” So notice the simple goodness of life this week. Gather it and store it within your spirit.

Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

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In the Sun Among the Flowers

 

“Raise your head, look at the sun, walk among the flowers, become a human being.”

Rumi

 

You have to see these amazing National Geographic time lapse videos of flowers blooming. You’ll love them. Just click on this link. “Raise your head . . . walk among the flowers . . .”

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Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

 

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At Our Waking

 

Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,

Whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy,

Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,

Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.

Jan Struther

“All Day Hymn”

 

Wishing you bliss today and throughout the week.

Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature of the week – at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens:

Shadow of the Week:

 

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Living Life as it Comes

 

“…holiness is made of dailiness,

of living life as it comes to me,

not as I insist it be.”

Joan Chittister

 

Nurture peace daily as life comes to you. Cultivate kindness and carry the calm.

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

 

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Dancing Toward Spring

 

“. . . O Wind,

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind.”

– Percy Bysshe Shelley, from “Ode to the West Wind” –

 

Winter and Spring are in their annual dance until Winter bows out and Spring takes center stage. Enjoy the dance of the seasons!

Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.

 

Nature of the week – Lenten rose:

Shadow of the Week – missed the cat but caught the shadow of her tail:

 

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