find a beautiful moment

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As I write, I am seated under a big wild-cherry tree—the warm day temper’d by partial clouds and a fresh breeze, neither too heavy nor light—and here I sit long and long, envelop’d in the deep musical drone of these bees…How it all nourishes, lulls me, in the way most needed; the open air, the rye-fields, the apple orchards. The last two days have been faultless in sun, breeze, temperature and everything; never two more perfect days, and I have enjoy’d them wonderfully. My health is somewhat better, and my spirit at peace.

  ~Walt Whitman

softer and more subtle awarenesses may seep in if our listening ear is settled into listening……oh how keen is the story, how slippery the metaphor…..

inquiry for today~  reflect on the space between you and wisdom of nature….

under water

You have traveled too fast over false ground;
Now your soul has come to take you back.
Take refuge in your senses, open up
To all the small miracles you rushed through.
Become inclined to watch the way of rain
When it falls slow and free.
Imitate the habit of twilight,
Taking time to open the well of color
That fostered the brightness of day.
Draw alongside the silence of stone
Until its calmness can claim you.
~John O’Donohue

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “find a beautiful moment

  1. This has given me an idea. The stillness of a stone…..I have a collection of heart shaped stones….I need to carry a small smooth one to hold when I feel rushed and stressed……..to let the stillness of the stone seep into me. Thanks!

    • so…….carrying a stone? I hope it fits perfectly in your hand, a pocket, a soft little pouch……may it offer the solace of stillness……

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