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
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 )