"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
"There is one success - to spend your life in your own way."
"Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets."
"Loving Yourself is Healing the World!"
"It's not your job to like me - it's mine."
"Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself."
"If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete."
"A second quality of mature spirituality is kindness. It is based on a fundamental notion of self-acceptance....."
"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
"When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do."
"The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding yourself into the personality you want to be. Learn to love yourself, be gentle with yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others."
“As the seventeenth-century French philosopher Montaigne once said, “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune, most of which never happened.”
"Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more."
"The next message you need is always right where you are"
"The moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it" Thich Nhat Hanh
"A moment of self-compassion can change our entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life."
"Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it". Elkhart Tolle
"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes". Carl Jung
"It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon"
The sunrise welcomes a new day of possibilities!
"In the space between your thoughts there is your truth"
"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are". Chinese proverb
"The starkness of winter helps quiet the mind" T. Nygren
frozen in winter
Spring is finally here!
Grandma's poppies shine bright
Tranquility in the summer sun
"Come forth into the light of things, let Nature be your teacher."
"We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way"
Native American blessing
"Self-awareness is an act of self-kindness"
"Life is the balance between holding on and letting go" Rumi
View from Tuscany hotel
The charm of Pienza, Italy
"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life." Rachel Carson
"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." Willie Nelson
"Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf". Tagore
This 200 year old tree is deeplyrooted to the earth. How rooted are you to your life?
"Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul." Democritus
"Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking." Black Elk
"Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast in a pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish". Ovid
The radiance of Spring abounds around us!
"May you always dance lightly with life".
Fresh from the garden!
"When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you". Lao Tzu
"Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor." Thich Nhat Hanh
A magical moment to savor!
Walking meditation is deepened as all the senses absorb the goodness of Maine's coastline.
The dance of nature
"Nature is what wins in the end" Abby Adams
"Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn" Ralph Waldo Emerson
Spring thaw and the wonder of it all!
Early morning stillness at Lum’s Pond State Park
The light shines through to bottom of Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park
“I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles” Anne Frank
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
The peacefulness at dusk
“An obstacle is often a stepping stone”. Prescott
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”. Lao Tzu
“Live each day as if your life had just begun”. Goethe
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going”. Beverly Sills
“The mind is everything. What you think, you become”. Buddha
Scene from National Park in Tokyo
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see”. Confucius
“We become what we think about” Earl Nightingale
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”. Emerson
“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky”. Kahlil Gibran
Our surprise oak tree!!
“Around me the trees stir in their leaves and call out, Stay awhile”. Mary Oliver
Winter’s magic is all around!
“For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free”. Wendell Berry
“Trees indeed have hearts.” Henry David Thoreau
“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”
The rushing waters in Isle Sur La Sorgue, France
“A flower blossoms for its own joy” Oscar Wilde
“Only that day dawns to which you are awake” Thoreau
A foggy morning at the beach
“The butterfly and being in the present moment”
“Our neighbor’s garden”
“Butterflies are self-propelled flowers” Robert Heinlein
“The earth laughs in flowers” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mother Nature embraces the living and the dead
“One step at a time, be it on a hike or in one’s life!” T. Nygren