that the April day arising
has the power of new birth ~
I feel the power of her grace
within my soul.
She manages to reach all
the hidden parts of me,
that languish in the
ever dying, ever still.
that the seed of life
will rise this very day ~
opening to the Light
that shines her way ~
beckoning her forth
into streams of golden rays,
living proof of wonders
sent to say:
“Tiniest of flowers –
you are born to beautify ~
simply being – is your greatest gift;
offer this to all
who would stand upon this place,
gazing into wonder, awe, and praise.
No one can deny
yours is more than words can say ~
as you bless with grace
this quiet hour;
giving, O so freely,
of yourself to all who gaze ~
into simple elegance,
~ Anna Lin
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Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.
~ E.B. White
The longer I live the more my mind dwells upon the beauty and wonder of the world… I have loved the feel of the grass under my feet, and the sound of the running streams by my side. The hum of the wind in the treetops has always been good music to me, and the face of the fields has often comforted me more than the faces of men. I am in love with this world…I have tilled its soil, I have gathered its harvest, I have waited upon its seasons, and always have I reaped what I have sown. I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests, sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, felt the sting of its frosts, the oppression of its heats, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and comings.
~ John Burroughs, 1837 – 1921
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Dearly Beloveds ~
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
I am the God who
is always FOR you –
wanting to bring
all that is Good,
Right and Beautiful
into your life.
May you be blessed
on this glorious day.
~ Anna Lin
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The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with,
never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was
the best conversation you’ve had.
Oh the inexplicable comfort of feeling safe with a person —
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but pouring them all out just as they are, chaff and grain together,
certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
~ George Eliot OR Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
Beloveds, Remember that you are from God
and to God you shall return ~ ~ ~
Blessed be your time while you are here.
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Stillness ~ ~ ~ Peace
You go no where
with your striving for –
You go everywhere
with your abiding peace.
You are carrying
the heart of God;
that’s the greatness
of who you are.
Let Him rise up
to live this day;
Let Her joy
with you abound.
At every moment
God lives in you ~ ~
Stillness ~ ~ ~ Peace
wherever you go . . .
~ Anna Lin
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I know this world is far from perfect.
I am not the type to mistake a streetlight for the moon.
I know our wounds are deep as the Atlantic.
But every ocean has a shoreline
and every shoreline has a tide
that is constantly returning
to wake the songbirds in our hands,
to wake the music in our bones,
to place one fearless kiss on the mouth of that new born river
that has to run through the center of our hearts
to find its way home.
~ Andrea Gibson ~
“Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.
…When you become aware of silence, immediately there is that state of inner still alertness. You are present. You have stepped out of thousands of years of collective human conditioning.
….When you walk through a forest that has not been tamed and interfered with by man, you will see not only abundant life all around you, but you will also encounter fallen trees and decaying trunks, rotting leaves and decomposing matter at every step. Wherever you look, you will find death as well as life. Upon closer scrutiny, however, you will discover that the decomposing tree trunk and rotting leaves not only give birth to new life, but are full of life themselves. Microorganisms are at work. Molecules are rearranging themselves. So death isn’t to be found anywhere. There is only the metamorphosis of life forms.”
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