Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.

~Thomas Merton


Earth Day

"Humankind has not woven the web of Life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect."  ~Chief Seattle, 1855


 Walking Meditation

The mind can go in a thousand directions.

But on this beautiful path, I walk in peace.

With each step, a gentle wind blows.

With each step, a flower blooms.

 ~Thich Nhat Hanh


Wholeness is already here

"Just the simple feeling of being is enough,
 the simplicity and aliveness of this."

~from The Wonder of Being by Jeff Foster


“Nothing we see or hear is perfect. 
But right there in the imperfection
 is perfect reality."

  ~Shunryu Suzuki


“Eternity is really long, especially near the end.”

~Woody Allen


"The secret of life is that there are no secrets.
 Life is always showing itself."

~Byron Katie


"How do you let go
 of attachments to things? 
Don't even try.  It's impossible. 
Attachment to things drops away by itself
 when you no longer seek to find yourself in them."

~Eckhart Tolle


"You are the aperture through which the
 universe is looking at and exploring itself."

~Alan Watts


"We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness."

 ~Thich Nhat Hanh


"I never know how much of what I say is true."
 ~Bette Midler

image: cholla cactus flowers / May 2012


Hare today...gone tomorrow.


A walk in the park

early morning

Reid Park / Tucson, AZ/ May 2012

Linking to Weekend Reflections


The world shines about me,
luminous as the moon, smiling like a rose,
and a sweet benediction
flows through everything existing.
How beautiful life is.

~Desse Barama (Peace) by Hamza El Din

image: Reid Park Rose Garden / Tucson, AZ / May 2012


 Beyond what we wish
 and what we fear may happen
we have another life,
as clear and free as a mountain stream.
~ Rumi



"We don't love others when we find them beautiful,
we find others beautiful when we love them."

~Josei Toda - Japanese Educator and Peace Activist


"Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations."  ~Alan Watts

image: desert broom in black and white with chalk and charcoal sketch filter


“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”
~Neltje Blanchan

Image: Lemon blossom / Tucson, AZ / March 2012


“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
~Margaret Atwood


"The very things we wish to avoid, reject, and flee from turn out to be the 'prima materia' from which all real growth comes."  ~Andrew Harvey in Dialogues with a Modern Mystic

Image:  Scorpionweed / Tucson, AZ / March 2012