Listening to incessant politics and bad news from reporters, government officials, and even commercials, causes feelings of impatience and anger to surface in my normally peaceful mindset. So it’s high time, as my grandmother used to say, to put the talk on pause.
All living creatures interact with wildflowers whether they know it or not. For 130 million years, wildflowers have blessed the earth with their amazing skill sets and stunning beauty . . .
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
What is it about water that we are so drawn to? Why do we crowd beaches on summer holidays? Why do we gasp at the site of a waterfall? What makes a stoney creek so appealing?
Humans are a part of the biological system called Nature. Mother Earth, all living things, every mountain, drop of water, and grain of sand are made of the same elements that we are, and together, we exist within the same Universal Fabric. Quantum physics shows this Universal Fabric, even the part we see as empty space, to be conscious and interdependent.
The first time I spent a little time in Northern Arizona, it stole my heart. It was early springtime, and the trees were budding and blooming and smelling more beautiful than any trees I had ever known. The hiking trails were numerous, and lined with boulders, multi-colored sandstone, red cliffs, huge ponderosa pine trees, alligatorContinue reading “Arizona: A Love Letter”
Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled . . . And that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost
In an effort to evoke a calming peace for myself and for you, I’d like to share more images and inspirational words on Nature.
I don’t know about you, but I’m in a definite time warp. I can’t keep up with the date or the day of the week. On the one hand, this year is flying, much like last year. On the other hand, the stifling control of pandemic and its unyielding, pervasive gloom talk of the pastContinue reading “Put the Talk on Pause: A Photo Essay”
Cognitive researcher and psychologist Nancy Etcoff, in a most interesting Ted Talk (https://www.ted.com/talks/nancy_etcoff_happiness_and_its_surprises), says that beauty inspires and motivates us. And Zen Master & peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh, (http://thichnhathanhfoundation.org) says “When we recognize the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born.”Continue reading “For the Love of Beauty”