Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all.

~ Pema Chodron



Faith is the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

~ Martin Luther King Jr.


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Rock Meets Water

Searching for words as the day wanes and night falls.. the wind blows.. the moon rises.. the water bounces on and off the craggy shore of this mountain lake.. for shadows and fire, katydids and stars, fireflies and jumping fish.. and time spent wandering.. precious moments of stillness, life, and love..



To dwell in the here and now does not mean you never think about the past, or responsibly plan for the future. The idea is to simply not allow yourself to get lost in regrets about the past or worries about the future. Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness.

~ Thich Nhat Hahn


Pine in Granite

When inward tenderness finds the secret hurt, pain itself will crack the rock and ah! Let the soul emerge.

~ Rumi