Rain

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.

~ John Updike

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Single Track

A lot of people try to counteract the ‘I am not good enough’ with ‘I am good enough.’ In other words they take the opposite and try to invest it. That still keeps the world at the level of polarities. The art is to go behind the polarities. So the act is not to go to the world of ‘I am good’ or ‘I am bad’, or ‘I am loveable’ as opposed to ‘I am unloveable’. But go behind it to ‘I am’. I am. I am. And I am includes the fact that I do crappy things and I do beautiful things and I am. That includes everything and I am.

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As you start to rest in the I am-ness, from that place, you can start to set boundaries on the way you play the game as become more impeccable in the way you play the game.

~ Ram Dass

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Perennial Sunflower

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

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Wetland

This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.

—John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir

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Can I Wake Up Here Everyday?

This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls."

—John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir

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