( words ~ ` ~ Theodore Roethke, Flower:Crepe myrtle 💜💜)
He who follows
will have no problem…
One must give himself completely
To his art and not hold back.
Throw caution to the
Embrace the muse.
•~• Harley King
You once told me
You wanted to find
Yourself in the world –
And I told you to
First apply within,
To discover the world
You once told me
You wanted to save
The world from all its wars –
And I told you to
First save yourself
From the world,
And all the wars
( words : APPLY WITHIN by Suzy Kassem” )
We are all
…your own soul…
All our wisdom
in the Trees…
~`~ Santosh Kalwar
Our most intimate
~`~ George Nakashima
When I finally learned to let go of
having to totally control everything
around me and let my life unfold,
I was stunned by the results…
~ ` ~ Geri Larkin
A wise man once said
~ ` ~ zen saying
One of the more difficult paradoxes to accept
is that this abundance of gifts is always quietly
present and it is we who drift in
and out of seeing it…
~ ` ~ Mark Nepo
( Niagara Falls…)
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 journey is into the wildness of your greater life.
The wilderness is your soul.
To merge with your destiny, you must locate,
liberate and live what is truly wild.
The soul is here to live its joy.
The uninitiated ego is here to keep things familiar,
safe and predictable.
Which path will you choose?
~ ` ~ Bill Plotkin
” We lose ourselves in the
things we love…
We find ourselves there
Zen is an effort
~ ` ~ Osho
I am pretty sure that
when we sparkle
Heal + shine
~ ` ~ Tanya Markul
Wishing you all a happy &peaceful
new year ❤ ❤
From the clamor of crowds I flee,
my heart seeks
The kind of silence that would
mesmerize speech itself.
~ ` ~ An Urdu poem
Connect with nature..”silence the mind”
&the soul will know what to do
to heal itself…
The soul always knows what to do
to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.
~ ` ~ Caroline myss
Healing doesn’t mean the damage never
It means the damage no longer controls
~ ` ~ Akshay Dubey
Healing yourself is connected
~ ` ~ Yoko Ono
Anything covered up
It has been said “time heals “all wounds.
I do not agree.The wounds remain.
In time , the mind , protecting the sanity , covers
them with scar tissue & the pain lessens.
but it is never gone.
~ ` ~ Rose Kennedy
As soon as healing takes place.
go out & heal somebody else.
~ ` ~ Maya Angelou
Mourning is love with
no place to go…
We do not heal the past by dwelling
there; we heal the past by living fully
in the present.
~ ` ~ Marianne Williamson
some days the memories still
knock the wind out of
Not all scars show
not all wounds heal
sometimes you can’t
always see the pain’
someone else feels…
Your own healing is a powerful
contribution to the healing of
When you can tell your story &
it doesn’t make you cry, you
know you have healed…
They say time heals all wounds , but
that presumes the source of the
grief is finite.
~ ` ~ Cassandra Clare
Sometimes your heart needs
more time to accept what
your mind already knows…
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 )
~ ` ~ Rumi
Truth is one
the true path is one.
It does not belong to
it is only one!
there are not many paths really.
Many people walk on the
but the path is one.
And it is so vast
they may not meet
( words: Osho’s teachings )
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)
A wise man
Lead the mind…
By the mind…
bring it to silence…
In the quiet…
state of mind…
when all the sound..
The job is done…
( location: Eravikulam National Park , Kerala, South India )
(Words : Adapted from an article by Bramachari Chaitanya )