Birds

We of the Floating World

We of the Floating World

We of the Floating World live only for the moment, giving all our time to the pleasures of cherry blossoms and snow and maple leaves…

Egret as Illumination

Egret as Illumination

I believe in embracing my duality, in learning to let darkness and light, peacefully co-exist, as illumination…

Flying Together

Flying Together

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Walking on Water

Walking on Water

You can spend your time on stage pleasing the heckler in the back, or you can devote it to the audience that came to hear you perform…

Red Tail on the Hunt

Red Tail on the Hunt

See a sequence of photographs of a red tail hawk as she flew toward my camera…

A Running Start

A Running Start

Those times when you get up early and you work hard, those times when you stay up late and you work hard, those times when you don’t feel like working…

A Wider Circle

A Wider Circle

A Wider Circle“Mother Teresa said the problem is, we draw our family circle too small. Your family...

Go on anyway

Go on anyway

Do not let the fact that things are not made for you, that conditions are not…

I will not be tamed

I will not be tamed

I Will Not Be Tamed“The ancient roots of the word "art" have to do with connection, and art, at...

Projections of the collective consciousness

Projections of the collective consciousness

We can and will learn to do things differently when the need is urgent enough. One thought becomes two thoughts, becomes millions of synapses firing in a new direction…

Movement and Chaos

Movement and Chaos

“There is one thing your teacher must be,” she said, “It doesn’t matter what discipline he or she adheres to. What matters is that your teacher is…

The Winds of Grace

The Winds of Grace

The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail…

Praying for us to open our eyes

Praying for us to open our eyes

“The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time. They are kneeling with hands clasped…”

Be like snow geese

Be like snow geese

Sometimes, the light is the active subject in a photograph. Allow it to shed awareness on the beauty of…

Nature is Watching

Nature is Watching

Some thoughts on nature staring us down and taking appropriate, urgent action

Clearing

Clearing

Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
Instead…

Hidden Jewel

Hidden Jewel

“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.”

When Women Were Birds

When Women Were Birds

Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing…

The Secret Sky

The Secret Sky

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take…

Both Sides of Everything

Both Sides of Everything

Reclaiming ourselves usually means coming to recognize and accept that we have in us both sides of everything. We are capable of fear and…

Flying Through Dusk

Flying Through Dusk

“Twilight fell: The sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny silver stars.” ― J.K. Rowling

Soft Sandhill Takeoff

Soft Sandhill Takeoff

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” ― Robert Lynd

Intensity Brings Focus

Intensity Brings Focus

It is very important on the spiritual path that you are not dead serious. Being intense is one thing. Being tense is another. Intensity brings…

Speak Up

Speak Up

I share a flock of inspirational quotes encouraging women to speak up in this post.

The Ancient Rhythms

The Ancient Rhythms

“The ancient rhythms of the earth have insinuated themselves into the rhythms of the human heart. The earth is not…

If Only We Discover It

If Only We Discover It

“The world is a possibility if only you’ll discover it.” ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Above the Angels

Above the Angels

Don’t be on the side of the angels, it’s too lowering. – D.H. Lawrence

Who is Available?

Who is Available?

The opportunity to experience yourself differently is always available. – Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

When Everyone’s Included

When Everyone’s Included

What is one to do when the weight of the world and the anxiety it can provoke begins to take a toll on you?

An Invitation

An Invitation

Invitation. One of my favorite poems from my favorite poet, Mary Oliver

Walking on Water

Walking on Water

There are moments in the fading light when I am so touched by the beauty of this world that I understand we are all angels…

Red Wing

Red Wing

I took a ton of shots of this little red wing blackbird without any expectations for a good shot. I was pretty far away…

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