Tag Archives: light

Dance of illumination in the woods

  I sat on the couch this morning watching the mind leap from past to future, yesterday to tomorrow, always spinning a thousand imaginings. Slowly the restless mind settled into the ambiance of the room, the shadows of light dancing … Continue reading

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The space between the end and the beginning

So Christmas hath ended, passed away, disappeared into the ethers. New Year’s approaches, wearing bells and jangles, but she’s still in the future. We’re in between, kids. We’re in between the Solstice and Christmas and Hanukkah and other shining holy-days. … Continue reading

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Let there be light

Snow sleets sideways this early December morn.  Wind howls and shakes the dickens out of the tree branches.  Occasionally it topples an entire poplar or maple, severing its tree-life and sending it crashing to the snowy earth.  Twice since 5:15 … Continue reading

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If a leaf fell in the forest and you were perfectly silent…would you hear it?

As Jalaluddin Rumi said: Why are you so afraid of silence? Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void, a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear.             Silence is … Continue reading

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Blinded by the light

I’m sure all of you have walked up the road in the evening, toward the setting sun, completely blinded by the rays. You’re staring befuddled into the bright rays of dying sunlight, unable to see anything straight ahead except the … Continue reading

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What to do if you’re lost in the woods without a compass

1.  Don’t panic.  You have a deep inner wisdom which already knows how to get out of the woods.  Which can never be lost.  (On the other hand, sometimes panic can give us some energy to reach that inner knowing.  … Continue reading

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