What a treat the sights of the High Sierras are – and I witnessed my first snowfall in manyyyy years. Was actually very enjoyable – to view the snow dance while resting in a cozy room. the next day – … Continue reading
such magnificence – and simplicity
There is so much stillness around while i sit in my li’l garden. Even with the distant freeway roar somewhere in the distance, which can be heard stronger or less, depending how the wind blows. It is not silence … it is a stillness that is present even in the noise of a very metropolitan area.
“live with intention. walk to the edge. listen hard. practice wellness. play with abandon. laugh. choose with no regret. continue to learn. appreciated your friends. do what you love. live as if this is all there is”. – mary anne radmacher
this is a quote on a postcard i bought some years ago – and as a classic, always up-to-date
I truly hope that you can create time and space for yourself to enjoy and relish in this golden light . so it won’t be a ‘winter of our discontent ‘ but one during which we can reflect upon the previous seasons ~
A Song of the Woods
by Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.
“My leaves are turning crimson,” the giant oak tree said,
“And now throughout the forest – list! hear their voices ring,
sometimes i can be a bit of a quoteaholic — this time it’s courtesy of Mister Churchill — Salute!
Eclipse Season to me is a time to reflect on beginnings and endings – and a Lunar eclipse brings in the thought of the play of the opposites. Sun in one sign (Libra) and Moon in the opposing sign (Aries) as in this eclipse.
which in turn reminded me of the following quote by Daistez T Suzuki:
“It is the entry into the life of non-duality where one is no longer caught by the play of opposites, where self is not set over against other, nor are ideals in conflict with realities … As he is now one with his tasks, they are not to him mere obstacles to be disposed of so that he may begin the business of “really living.” His tasks are his life … It is in the uncreative life that the does is separated from what he does.”
and such are the contemplations that come easy when being an appropriate “Lounge-potato” here…
while enjoying the warm and golden light of October days ….
I do so love these days, the air is gentle and golden, the sounds full of peace, and Miss or Mister Hummingbird are flying by in the afternoon, paying visits to various blossoms in the garden…. and I feel so very very fortunate!
and not only because I can harvest Meyer-Lemons from my li’l tree that are future contributors to my weekly “Mini Margaritas”.
Perhaps I feel so fortunate because slowly-slowly it is dawning on me that to me it is becoming more ‘real’ each day: “We live my mystery and not by explanation.” – first heard it said by a Sufi Teacher, and it really resonated deeply within. And it also reminded me of a quote by Albert Einstein which I have posted onto the back of my un-smart mobile phone: “There are two ways to live life. One as if nothing is a miracle, the other everything is a miracle.”
Many years ago, after another job ended and no new one was lined up – I remembered a saying I’ve read or heard somewhere, which stated: “There is only one Giver.” – …. well, if there is only One Giver, it follows that there is only One Taker, no?
“Solitude does not mean living apart from others; it means never living apart from one’s Self.” Parker Palmer
Wishing you many serene days with the golden light of the changing seasons ….