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Morning Flowers Waking Up

Today, a Poem for Summer

Today Today I'm flying low and I'm not saying a word. I'm letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must, the bees in the garden rumbling a little, the fish leaping, the gnats getting…

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For A New Beginning

For a New Beginning

For some January 1 marked the beginning of the new year, for others that recognition will come on the 25th, the lunar new year.  However you understand this beginning, may you listen to the places and spaces of your heart…

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Winter Buds With Frost

Solstice Poem

A simple meditation inspired by the Winter Solstice and Margaret Atwood's Solstice Poem. This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year's threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes…

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Rain On Pine Needles

Winter Landscapes: Being with Trees

“Having a landscape to oneself is an exclusive pleasure. Many of us stumble upon this by surprise. Suddenly it is there -unshared, solitary. One may well experience a reckless moment of freedom, a penetrating moment of understanding. A meaning that…

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North Fork 53 Evening View

Listening to the Nehalem River

Whether exploring out in the world, or returning home, one of the most powerful ways I've found to land in both place and body, is by listening. Last weekend I had the honor of teaching a retreat at North Fork…

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What Spring Does with Cherry Trees

“I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.” – Pablo Nerurda Mindfulness encourages us to bring present moment awareness to inner and outer sensory experiences. We're invited into a contactful relationship with the natural world, and…

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White Tulips And Soil

Mindfulness as a Way to Remember

“It is Spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” – Rainer Maria Rilke The term mindfulness is a somewhat awkward translation of the Pali word sati. While scholars debate its full and intended meaning, sati…

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