Where are we
Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s
about un-becoming everything that isn’t
really you, so you can be who you were
meant to be in the
~ ` ~ Paulo Coelho
A wise man once said
~ ` ~ zen saying
Every day is a new day.
It is better to be lucky…
but I would rather be exact.
Then when luck comes
you are ready…
To hell with
I ‘ll bring the luck
My big fish must be
As wave is driven by
The world breaks everyone..
some are strong at
the broken place…
But man is not made
of defeat …
a man can be destroyed..
Men go fishing all their
its not the fish
they are after
(~ ` ~ Henry David )
Fishing is much more than
It is the great occasion when we may
return to the fine simplicity
of our forefathers…
( ~ ` ~ Herbert Hoover )
( Words: Ernest Hemingway )
Since we are the youngest children of creation,
our accumulated wisdom is young, too, and so I
search outside of the tiny and fragile box of
humankind’s insight and understanding for the
older wisdom, the more ancient and enduring
…I have documented the rich insights and mercies
brought to my life by my animal kin…I write about
the empowerment of meaningful and healing
Many of mine are with animals and nature.
~ ` ~ Susan Chernak Mcelroy
To look for a form or search
is to stumble down the
wrong path .
The wisdom that cannot be thought,
alone reveals that which
is enduring and
~ ` ~ Zen
Breathe in with the deep awareness that you are a
Then breathe out and touch the earth,
a non-man element, as your mother.
Visualize the streams of water beneath the Earth’s
See the minerals .See our Mother Earth, the Mother of
Then bring your arms up and breathe in again, touching the
trees, flowers, fruits, birds, squirrels, air and sky– the
When your head is touching the air, the sun, the moon,
the galaxies, the cosmos–non-man elements that have
come together in order to make man possible–you see
that all of the elements are coming into you to make your
Breathing in again, stretch your arms and be aware that you also penetrate other
Man helps make the other elements possible.
( Words : Thich Nhat Hanh )
The way of these gentle giants..
how they heal us are
They are some of the most
healers we may
there is power that resides
in the heart of
higher than ..the power of any
The desire to know your
will end all
~ ` ~ Rumi
My soul is my
~ ` ~ Rumi
( words adapted from; “Animals as healers “.. pictures taken at Kaziranga national park,India )
You were born to be a fisherman as the
fish was born to be a
You loved him when
and you loved him
Fishing kills me exactly
as it keeps me
( words: Ernest Hemingway ~ ` ~ The old man & the sea )
Art is both love and friendship and
the desire to give.
It is not charity, which is the giving
It is more than kindness, which is
the giving of self.
It is both taking and giving of beauty, the turning
out to the light of the inner folds of the awareness
of the spirit.
It is the recreation on another plane of
the realities of the world;
The tragic and wonderful realities of earth
and all the interrelations
(words: Ansel Adams)
Clouds heap upon clouds & it
I keep gazing on the far away gloom
of the sky, & my
heart wanders wailing with the
~ ` ~ Rabindranath Tagore (Gitanjali)
” …every creature on the face of the earth seems to know how to be quiet and
but we seem to have lost the ability just to be quiet, to simply be
present in the stillness that is the basis of our existence……”
~~john daido loori
Stillness is very natural
it is incredibly
“…still , calm ,even
in the midst of chaos……”
” To be still means…
to empty yourself from the incessant flow of thoughts
and create a state of consciousness that is open and
” The stilled mind is like a mirror.
It doesn’t process ; it just reflects.
at any moment it is free…”