Tuesday, October 27, 2009

for miles

sunrise

Sunday, October 25, 2009

north

Saturday, October 24, 2009

evening

Friday, October 23, 2009

obstacles

When little obstacles crop up on the spiritual path, a good practitioner does not lose faith and begin to doubt, but has the discernment to recognize difficulties, whatever they may be, for what they are—just obstacles, and nothing more. It is the nature of things that when you recognize an obstacle as such, it ceases to be an obstacle. Equally, it is by failing to recognize an obstacle for what it is, and therefore taking it seriously, that it is empowered and solidified and becomes a real blockage.

a glimpse

Thursday, October 22, 2009

cut and paste

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

deck shadow

heartbreaking

When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings.

a glimpse

drama

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

right on the beach

October

waiting

There is almost no work in life as hard as waiting... All motion is easier than calm waiting... So many people have marred their work and hindered the growth of their spiritual lives by too much activity. If I wait patiently, preparing myself always, I will be one day at the place where I want to be. Much impatient activity could not accomplish this so soon.

- Alan L. Roeck

Monday, October 19, 2009

returning

Sunday, October 18, 2009

honor/love

I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.

-Alice Walker

Saturday, October 17, 2009

drive by

Friday, October 16, 2009

eucalyptus

dreams

At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.

-Christopher Reeve

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

grapes, cont.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

grapes

parents

Children do not know how their parents love them, and they never will till the grave closes over those parents, or till they have children of their own.

-Edmund Vance Cooks

Monday, October 12, 2009

tree

Wild Geese

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.


by Mary Oliver

above

refuge

...this is a time for taking refuge, for going into a place of shelter, comfort or restoration. It is a call to rest and being. Take refuge in the clarity that is the essence of your being. We can take refuge in almost anything, it is a natural human reaction and need. But the only place we can truly experience refuge is in the moment...

from on a wing and a prayer

Sunday, October 11, 2009

decal

Saturday, October 10, 2009

reflected

mirror

Through love and sincerity continuously beautify your inner life in every way, by daily looking into the mirror of introspection.

-Paramahansa Yogananda

Thursday, October 08, 2009

DC

body

So far as past errors are concerned, forget them and start afresh, as if it were your first day in this body; but so far as your present contacts are concerned, be kind to them, as if it were your last day in this body.

-Paul Brunton

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

push pin

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

multiples

Sunday, October 04, 2009

stopping

stopping ...waiting for the soul to catch up

-Aboriginal practice

Friday, October 02, 2009

fall

Greenmount

Thursday, October 01, 2009

on the face of it