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Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry…

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu

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Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry… – “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

We spend time worrying…
Rushing here and there in pain
Wondering … what if?

Wondering … what if
The sky would fall if we stop
The sun and moon too…

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” Rachel Carson

Starting Over:  Nature Does Not Hurry...

Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry – “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” John Muir

Sky, sun, moon won’t fall
‘Cos nature does not hurry
Pause and breathe… slowly

We prance round like deer
Heading straight to those headlights
Thinking… what happened?

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Reflections: Honoring Earth Day 2013

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir

Modern Earth Day Flag

Reflections: Honoring Earth Day 2013. A modern Earth Day flag

Earth Day 2013 – The Face of Climate Change

Meditate it Forward – Free Meditation – Pass it On

Happy Earth Day, today and every day! One thing that becomes apparent in the spring is how the landscape changes from barren to fecund. It seems magical but, in truth, our love for Mother Earth is reflected in the fullness of spring that surrounds us. If we live in areas that have decimated the natural landscape, then the full expression of spring and her glorious, vibrant beauty is diminished; muted by the abuse… We experience the results of how the earth is treated in our part of the planet. Even if we didn’t contribute directly, we see the outcome in nature. Such is life and the impact positive/negative actions have on us all.

“Mother Earth is speaking to us. We all have the same message: create an energy shift upon Mother Earth.” Chief Arvol Looking Horse

NASA Explore: Earth Day April 22nd 2013

Can we mitigate it? Yes. Every bit we do from recycling plastics, to planting trees, to conserving energy will make a difference. Meditation, prayer, music and a spirit of gratitude can make a difference too. Last year, I suggested five things we could do to make earth day a daily occurrence. In 2011, I offered 10 practical things to do This year, given the horrific acts of violence that continue to rip our world and relationships apart, I believe we must go within and look at our hearts and find healing, compassion, peace, forgiveness, hope, gratitude and love there. Where there is love and gratitude, violence will not thrive. More below!

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Reflections: The Holy Longing…

“If each of us sweeps in front of our own steps, the whole world will be clean.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Reflections: The Holy Longing… Candela

The Holy Longing by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tell a wise person or else keep silent
for those who do not understand
will mock it right away.
I praise what is truly alive
what longs to be burned to death.

In the calm waters of the love nights
where you were begotten, where you have begotten
a strange feeling creeps over you
as you watch the silent candle burning.

Now you are no longer caught
in the obsession with darkness
and a desire for higher lovemaking
sweeps you upwards. Translated by Robert Bly and David Whyte
via satyana.org

When barriers arise before you and it seems all is lost, take heart and remember the longing and a divine redemption. Walking through the fire to heal and grow again hurts but, only good can come of it. Those who bear false witness have spoken. They forget there is a higher power… A tree doesn’t stop growing because some throw garbage at it. It grows because others send love to it. It grows because it must.
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