THE CONTEST

Such Beauty!!

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FAWN DELIGHT

It seemed almost cruel.  Two dark streaks raced through a field of wheat straw.  A fawn struggled to stay ahead of a pursuing coyote.  Desperate, almost, human-like, cries rang out.  It was hot and humid, with temperatures in the mid-nineties.

Down the hill charged the mother.  She’d heard the pleading cries.  Then, everything went silent.  Was the fawn still alive?  I Had to know–so I circled closer.

The doe stood still near where the coyote crouched down in the straw.  As I approached the ridge at a safe distance, something dark, that first appeared to be a trash bag, rose up and ran.

“Wiley Coyote” received more a few swift kicks from the angry mama deer.  They ran the entire length of the field until out of sight.  The contest ended with a score of, mama deer “1,” coyote “0.”  The pursuit could just as easily gone the other way.

–Photo by Craig Roberts–

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Beautiful!

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My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird—
equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.

Are my boots old? Is my coat torn?
Am I no longer young, and still half-perfect? Let me
keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,

which is mostly standing still and learning to be
astonished.
The phoebe, the delphinium.
The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture.
Which is mostly rejoicing, since all the ingredients are here,

which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart
and these body-clothes,
a mouth with which to give shouts of joy
to the moth and the wren, to the sleepy dug-up clam,
telling them all, over and over, how it is
that we live forever.

– Mary Oliver

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Mindfulness practice, start small, it will strengthen, 30 minute spaces of now………

PTSD - A Way Out


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Sometime today, pick a half hour space to practice, be alright with who you are, where you are, with your situation, career, family, flaws, accomplishments, to the point where nothing needs to be done.
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We want to be right here, in this moment for a half hour a day this week.
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Doubt, worry, accomplishment, unworthiness are taking a lunch break.
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All there is, all that exists, is viewed through our eyes, ears, all of our senses for the next half hour.
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Judgment stops, barriers collapse and the present moment unfolds, when explored with focus.
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Free yourself, let go, drop that judgment, let life be without comparison for 30 minutes.
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Small efforts move big stones in time.
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A Beatuiful Thought

Source of Inspiration

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The power of one beautiful thought has no limit.
Our thoughts go out to shape the world.
We are the makers of our destiny.
The power of one beautiful thought has no limit.
Suffering ends when we change our point of view.
Our realities are created one thought at a time.
The power of one beautiful thought has no limit.
Our thoughts go out to shape the world.

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