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Nature Is Grace

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“Nature is grace because it is a pathway out of our chattering minds. How easily we get lost in thinking and fretting and worrying with our chattering minds. The morning headlines are simply overwhelming and more than we can bear. There is enough of any one problem to drive us to distraction. Nature reminds us of what we forget. Nature calls us to be still and to be ourselves and to live in the Presence of the moment.”

– Jeff Blake, Homestretch

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Feel Free

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These words are
Not my own.
Own nothing.
These are agreements upon meaning
Born of silence
That speaks when still.
Transparent being
riding light and wind.
Resting no where.
Always sensing itself
In the other.
No other.
None other than
It’s self.
Trying to collect
Pieces of home.
Peaceful home.
Broken apart.
Each part
A part of itself.
Impossible task set upon
To feel useful.
No need.
Nothing needed.
Only being.
Human being.
Setting free a movement.
Calm waters.
Peaceful planet.
Feel free.

The Stream Of Life

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“My Neighbor Totoro” concept art by Hayao Miyazaki.

“I like to define biology as the history of the earth and all its life — past, present, and future. To understand biology is to understand that all life is linked to the earth from which it came; it is to understand that the stream of life, flowing out of the dim past into the uncertain future, is in reality a unified force, though composed of an infinite number and variety of separate lives.”

― Rachel Carson