Harvesting Presence

Saturday, August 30, 2014

'...beauty is the harvest of presence.'

~ David Whyte ~


"Courage doesn’t always roar.
Sometimes courage is the 
quiet voice at the 
end of the day saying,
‘I will try again tomorrow.’"

~ Mary Anne Radmacher ~


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

'Although the world is full of suffering, 
it is full also of the overcoming of it.'

~ Helen Keller ~

The Changing Night Sky

Restoring Wonder

Restoring Wonder

Restoring Wonder

Solitude and Shadow

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Solitude and Shadow

Quiet Miracles

Monday, August 18, 2014

 'Take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.'

~ John O'Donohue, For Presence, To Bless the Space Between Us ~

Lighting the Path

 'If you light a lamp for someone else, 
it will also brighten your path.'

~ Buddha ~

Healing with Kindness

Sunday, August 17, 2014

'A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.'

~ Steve Maraboli ~

What Makes You Beautiful...

Locket by Liz Morgan Lamoreux

'What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful.'

~ Brené Brown ~

...and the day came

 My 41st Birthday flower

'And the day came where the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.'

~ Anais Nin ~

Rising Up

'If we could look at the world in a loving way,
then the world would rise up before us
with great invitation and possibility and depth.'

~ John O'Donohue ~

Seeing with the Heart

'Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.'

~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr ~

Nature's Healing

'I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
and to have my senses put in order.'

~ John Burroughs ~


Friday, August 15, 2014

'When love awakens in your life
it is like a rebirth 
or a new beginning.'

~ John O'Donohue ~

Let yourself be Loved

'When you learn to love 
and learn to let yourself be loved,
then you come home to the hearth 
of your own Spirit.'

~ John O' Donohue, Anam Cara ~


'To be here is immense.' ~ Rilke ~

'...to be here is immense.'

~ Rilke ~

Something Beautiful

Thursday, August 14, 2014

'In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart.'

~ Blaise Pascal ~

The Secrets of Landscape

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

'Landscape has a secret and silent memory,
a narrative of presence where nothing is ever
lost or forgotten,.'

~ John O'Donohue, Anam Cara, p.124 ~

Walking the Earth

'Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.'

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh ~

In the right light...

'In the right light, at the right time, 
everything is extraordinary.'

~ Aaron Rose ~

Making Connections...

'Creativity is just connecting things.
When you ask creative people how they did something,
they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it,
they just saw something.
It seemed obvious to them after a while.
That's because they were able to connect experiences
they've had and synthesize new things.'

~ Steve Jobs ~

Angel of the Heart

(Willow Tree, Angel of the Heart)

'Though the human body
is born in one moment complete,
the human heart is never finally born
but is being birthed and deepened
in every experience
that happens to you in your life.'
~ John O'Donohue, Anam Cara ~

In the darkness...

'It is during our darkest moments 
that we must focus to see the light.'

Aristotle Onassis ~

Feeling Life

'You alone are the custodian of the world you carry around within yourself...
no one else can see the world the way that you see it
and no one else can feel your life the way you actually feel it.'

~ John O Donohue ~

Seeing deeply

'When you really gaze at something,
You bring it deeply into you.'

~ John O'Donohue ~

Heart of Wonder

'May you experience each day as a sacred gift 
woven around the heart of wonder.'

~ John O'Donohue, For Presence, To Bless the Space Between Us ~ 

Invincible Summer

My 40th Birthday Flower

'In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.'

~ Albert Camus ~

Finding Beauty

Monday, August 11, 2014

"Find beauty not only in the thing itself 
but in the pattern of the shadows,
the light and the dark 
which that thing provides."

~ Junichiro Tanizaki ~
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