Spiral

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Going in, and going out, all of life is a spiral. Cycles and emerging and becoming. Treasuring each step along the way, I saw one of the last of this summer’s beauties on my walk yesterday. I share her with you so you’ll remember that we will spiral back in a few months. For now we are traveling inward again.

Beginning

 

img_4159Oh, blessed wheel, your turning brings me joy! I live in New England because I love the change of seasons, and here we are beginning a new one. Just the faintest beginnings but I can clearly see you. I am grateful for your singular peace.

Peace

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In the face of hostile comments when I post my opinion on Facebook. Once again, yoga saved my life.

Journey

 

img_4122Life is not a journey, of trying to get somewhere. So said Alan Watts. You know, it’s not the destination, but the journey? Well, it’s not the journey either. Life is being exquisitely present to the moment you’re in, or like Ferris Bueller said, “If you don’t stop and look around…you could miss it.” That means you will miss it.

Perfect photo from my morning walk.

Dance

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Danny Kaye said we should throw all the paint we can on the canvas we call life. I say we should dance and celebrate and laugh ourselves silly. Joy and friendship and magic is your birthright. I’m going to the beach house today and soak up the sunshine and grab all the love I can. What about you?

Slow, and Fast

 

imageI bring my phone on my morning walk because I almost always see something I want to photograph. Yesterday I heard the familiar sound of a hot air balloon. Of course I didn’t hear the jet, but aren’t they perfect together? Life is slow, and fast, and I want to remember. How do you remind yourself of what is important?

Love

 

imageI chose to walk through the gardens because it was an act of love. All choices are made either from love or fear, mostly fear. I needed solace and blessing, and roses have both in abundance.

Sunset

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Sitting together for the first time in years, I feel that welcome old sensation of complete acceptance. We watch the sun set over the marsh together, arms around each other, remembering the past back into our hearts, and walking a new path together. You are the best of me, my friend.

Patience

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I find these heart-shaped rocks on the beach across the street and bring them back, and place them together with the others, as a reminder to cultivate patience and compassion. I have hundreds of these hard little reminders to soften my own heart, and understand. It works pretty well.

Waiting

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My patience was rewarded the other day while visiting Fuller Gardens. This little guy showed up and hung around for a while, busy with his projects and duties. It is a metaphor for my own life, as I wait for someone else.

Come take my hand and we’ll walk together, as we have before.

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