Redwoods & Snow

Gratitude is a celebration of love.

— Brother David Steindl-Rast

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"... it is necessary work that keeps us focused and is a reminder of our connections with the universe. " — Tom S.

 

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Green carpeted redwood forest, in dappled light.
Sunday, September 18, 2022

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A tree is a passage

between earth and sky.

~ Richard Powers

 

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Today, I feel grateful for:

1) a fun, nourishing, and simple family meal last night. We all have been a bit busier lately, so this enriching family tradition has been a little sparse. It's so wonderful to return to it and remember how important and rewarding it is.

2) the invisible string of connection that connects my son and I always, and that this is his language for what connects us when we are not physically together.

3) surrounded by softness and love last night at bedtime.

Thank you for being in this practice,

💦 Rain

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Trees

I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

~ Joyce Kilmer

A large, two trunked tree, apparently broken in a storm, stands tall and strong like the heart of the forest, broken and beautiful.

Heart of the Forest

Mt. Philo, Vermont

Listen to a recent guided meditation.

Grateful Heart

"I listened to your meditation today as I worked through a frustrating issue; yes, I did keep working on the issue while your pleasant voice was guiding me “from incompleteness to wholeness” with many spiritual insights as we moved through the meditation together. It is just wonderful! You have a wonderful gift and I’m so happy you’re sharing it so beautifully; your clients and students are so fortunate to be working with you as a guide. A beautiful role model, yes!" — Peter