Contemplation

I have sat in this spot on this river for 20 years. I never tire of it or wish I was somewhere else when I am here.  When I visit this spot something inside me remembers, wakes up, and feelings flow like the water that is held between the banks. This is a place I call home. A place where my heart melts and my mind calms.. 

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Falling Leaves

Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.

~ Alan Watts

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Silvery Checkerspot

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

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Unfiltered

I broke up with my life a year ago in May and decided to actually live the life and be the person I wanted to be and do the things I said I wanted to be doing. This meant walking away from a lot. This meant embracing loneliness and fear. It meant getting really quiet with myself and asking what do I want. Honestly, I had to figure out who I even was. I had been doing, saying, and being some kind of imposter in this body just to be some other cliche of 'normal'. Today, I have a truly deep sense of what it means to be silent and let things unfold. I have a pretty good idea who my true friends are and I have a different outlook on what community means. And best of all? I know who I am and what I want. I know my happy place and when I hear my inner voice singing it's song.. I know to sit and listen..

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..And it was all.. Yellow

Nothing can make you happier than you are.  All search for happiness is misery and leads to more misery.  The only happiness worth the name is the natural happiness of conscience beings.

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj