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OAK TREE – loving connections

OAK TREE – loving connections

Look what happens to the scale when love holds it. It stops working. Kabir Translated by Daniel Ladinsky Ancestors.  That was what was on my mind as I gathered oak leaves from our deck.  With each stroke of the broom, I felt reminded that behind every living being is...

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MUSHROOMS – ancient beings

MUSHROOMS – ancient beings

You’re in my eyes. How else could I see light? You’re in my brain. This wild joy. If love did not live in matter, how would any place have any hold on anyone? Rumi Translated by Coleman Barks  There was a shift in a neighborhood hillside, resulting from an immense...

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SPIRALS – life cycle

SPIRALS – life cycle

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, a time to die… Ecclesiastes 3.1 It seems I’ve been traveling quite a bit in the past couple of months.  Between the ups and downs of airplanes, I felt the undulating cycles...

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SEEDS

SEEDS

Self inside self, You are nothing but me. Self inside self, I am only You. What we are together will never die. The why and how of this? What does it matter? Lalla Translated by Coleman Barks Another calendar year has begun and there is the promise of new beginnings...

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TREES – life’s essence

TREES – life’s essence

There’s a tree that existed before the woods, in age twice as old. Its roots suffered as the valley changed, its leaves deformed by wind and frost. People all laugh at its withered aspect, caring nothing about the core ’s beauty. When the bark is all stripped off,...

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Cloudlike Nature – Poppy

Cloudlike Nature – Poppy

Observe your life, between two breaths. Breath is a wind, both coming and going. On this wind you have built your life — but how will a castle rest on a cloud? Avicenna The clouds were near the earth.  They were soft and frilly with delicate, gentle edges.  If...

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RIVERS – eternal messengers

RIVERS – eternal messengers

losing its name a river enters the sea John Sandbach Rivers talk.  Even though humans have built grand and quaint bridges and have constructed dams, the rivers continue to tell the story of life.   They fluently converse with the mountains and marshlands, and many...

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NATURE – expressions of light

NATURE – expressions of light

It is there that our hearts are set, In the expanse of the heavens. Pawnee Wisdom Translated by Frances Densmore   Large shadows covered the pathway along the road.  I felt as though I was walking through a tapestry of grayness.  The long, slate-colored shapes...

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GEESE – living lightly

GEESE – living lightly

If you want money more than anything, you’ll be bought and sold. If you have a greed for food, you’ll be a loaf of bread. This is a subtle truth: whatever you love, you are. Rumi Translated by Coleman Barks It seemed odd that a gaggle of wild Canadian geese was...

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GEESE – expressions of infinity

GEESE – expressions of infinity

Drumsound rises on the air, its throb, my heart. A voice inside the beat says, “I know you’re tired, but come. This is the way.” Rumi Translated by Coleman Barks It was a still morning, with a few ripples in the wide expanse of the nearby waters.  On the far horizon...

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