I feel relaxed and embrace all the good in front of me.
I thank all the health care workers today for working so hard to save all the people needing care at this difficult time. They have been on call for two years now witnessing a lot of suffering and they still are there to work tirelessly.
After all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
“You Owe Me”
Look what happens
With a love like that,
It lights the
Poem by Hafiz the Sufi Master
Gratefulness is my “silvering lining” when I get overwhelmed with difficult times or fear of the pandemic and climate change. It stops me from feeling paralyzed and gives me hope and I can move forward with an open heart.
Letting the sun rays on my skin for 10 mins and taking my daily 3 mile walk in the foothills. One glass of water with a lemon slice and so grateful to be alive today.
Waiting to see what direction to help with climate change and assisting others during these Covid changes. I know I won’t wait long. The universe signals and lets me know right away after the holidays where I can help.
Remember that Impermanence is that we will die someday and so embrace each precious moment and wonder of nature, friends and family in grateful acceptance. Even if for only a moment.
I know that I haven’t experienced the transformative power of not knowing. I want to know all the answers to the mysteries of life. Where do I go when I die? Do I go anywhere? What is the purpose of this life? Do I get to be with family and friends? All the things one meditates, prays, ponders I still have not been able to give up “not knowing” and be still, calm, relieved with not having those answers.
Taking a walk on this day. Breathing in the wonder, beauty and inspiration of this blue sky, views of the Channel Islands with glittering sunlit ocean as far as I can see.
Clean water, every time I turn on the faucet I say “thank you” to the Earth and all who make it possible. When I do I feel connected to all the people and nature.
That we can save animals, botany and humans from climate change extinctions and suffering. That we as a global community carefully keep our EARTH from harm. Together do all we can to save this incredible planet from human destruction and become good human planet caretakers. To keep us all vibrant and healthy. This dream is in me and I have hope that together we can.
My four brothers. One brother is a twin and they have always been supportive of me through thick and thin times. Encouraging me to follow my dreams and be true to myself. They also are very forgiving if I make mistakes in my life. I am so grateful for them.
I hear the voices of my grandmothers who have died but they loved unconditionally, laughed often, held us all close and cooked the most delicious homemade Italian meals every Sunday for years for a huge family of 22 cousins, aunts, uncles and grandkids. Never complained. Always were so kind, worked so hard all the days with care for all who came into their lives.
The trees are sheltering all of us. I walk past them and forget the beauty, shade and care of healthy air they give to us.
My grandmothers who have died. They were so much fun and gave of their hearts and lots of love to us kids. It inspires me to be connected to family and friends with an open loving heart and soul.
Nature especially after the rain. There are now mushrooms everywhere coming up. A monarch butterfly flew by and gave me hope for them to keep surviving. A smile from a stranger while I went for a walk. Always working at surrendering to the moment. Still I weep for the suffering in this world right now.
Yes living gratefully makes me less fearful when I surround my thoughts and open my eyes to all the beauty of this EARTH. What I have in the love of family, friends and my recue dog Cody who was found two days old in a dollar parking lot and is now safe and brings us all so much joy. We have shelter, water, food and peace. So we have the energy and resources to help others in the world that do not..
Trees that speak to me and I to them. I am grateful for their beauty. How they provide for each other underground. Their branches and leaves protection for birds, small mammals, and insects. Seeds they carry like acorns that become huge oaks. Amazing!
In deep appreciation for helping this young woman and mentoring her. Sending good wishes her way and gratitude to you!
Yes, ” feeding the roots of greater awareness… “Thank you for sharing this poem on trees.
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