how good it feels, the heat of the sun between the shoulder blades

‘this cup we call a life…’

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I began to talk.
I talked about summer, and about time.
The pleasures of eating…
About this cup we call a life.
About happiness.
And how good it feels,
the heat of the sun between the shoulder blades.

– Mary Oliver, from “Toad” in New And Selected Poems, Volume Two


Notes: Photo – Elena Stepanova (via Seemoreandmore). Poem – via Everything Matters

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Becoming sacred

 

 

There is no spot on earth that ever became sacred until something danced there:
Maybe it was just an atom or two.

Strange now the seriousness I see around the shrines of perfect saints
whose feet once wept ecstatic tears
as they moved upon the sun they saw beneath our every step.

There is no place in existence that ever became sacred until something sang there,
Even be at just a molecule. That is enough. I hear they croon all the time.


Quote: Hafiz – Daniel Landinsky
Photo: Paul Morris

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Journey led by stars

 

 

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

 

 


Quote: RALPH WALDO EMERSON

 

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To be quiet, to be gentle…

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Quote: Steven Charleston

Be Still


Quote- Ram Dass

One word

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“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.”


Quote: Buddha
Image: Pinterest

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To be awakened…

Those who are awake live in a constant state of amazement.


Quote: JACK KORNFIELD

Image: Unknown