The greatest freedom is the freedom of the human spirit. We need to take enough time to just BE.
Stand in sunlight among the trees, and feel in your heart the river of peace. All life is a work of Art.
Patty Ann Smith
One of the first things each of us has to do in order to improve the health of our planet is to open our hearts up with love for it, and all that inhabit it. Environmentally sound living comes from the heart. Us in balance means recognizing the healing power of Nature and experiencing everything as part of the web of life.
I Am A Little Shell
I am a little shell hiding under a fishnet near the rocks, near the sea. No one can find me here. I am still....and protected. As I listen to the calming, peaceful, rhythm of the waves breaking and rolling my tensions away. No one can come into my secret place, my sacred space where I rest and heal.
"the spirituality of everyday life".
I have seen alcoholism up-close, drug addiction up-close, diabetes up-close and have seen how it can destroy the body until there's nothing left but death. I have seen a father and a brother come back from wars and how they handled the rest of their lives carrying with them what they had to do. I've been a child whose father was away for almost a year at a time, knowing he might never return, and with a faith that only a child could have....give him a little religious medal to carry in his pocket to keep him safe. Believing without seeing is so much easier for children. I have experienced the confusion of children of alcoholic parents and know what it's like to feel abandoned whether a parent is present or not. But, in our worst moments, what we are most likely to hold onto is "something spiritual". Something spiritual to rid us of our addictions, something spiritual to rid us of the pain of our losses hoping to feel better.