Murky

This is the pathless path - returning to where you were initially before you got lost. The deepest truth in you is where the journey leads - shedding, like taking off the layers of an onion, until you come to your essence. The key to the spiritual journey is not acquired outside of yourself. Rather it is shedding the veils to come back to the deepest truth of your being.

~ Ram Dass

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Sauntering

Trees go forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling around The Sun two million miles a day through space heaven knows how fast and far!

~ John Muir

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Winter Sky

When you know that this moment is the Tao, and this moment is considered by itself without past and without future—eternal, neither coming into being nor going out of being—there is nirvana.

~ Alan Watts, The Philosophies of Asia

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Yargo

Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.

-   Henry David Thoreau  

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Return

The light begins to return today. The season of the dormant seed.. potential and hope. This is my favorite season.. this part of the life cycle.. for the promise of life being held within the shell deep of the seed in the ground as the visions that come after the harvest now must lie in wait.. and, for the potential of each seed.. between now and the great turning in early February when the light shifts to a sweet pastel yellow is the time to consider the seeds to be planted the coming cycle. As a tender of plants and soil and other living things this metaphor for this season speaks to me. What seeds will you plant this year?

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