Adoring the Light

The progress of our soul is like a perfect poem. It has an infinite idea which once realised makes all movements full of meaning and joy.  ~ Rabindranath Tagore

   ♂ silence sunset Torn by Volker Birke on Fotoblur      



Perception of the World

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. – Hans Margolius

Ullswater, Lake District, England

Sink roots into the Present

There are times when it is hard to believe in the future, when we are temporarily just not brave enough. When this happens, concentrate on the present. Cultivate le petit bonheur (the little happiness) until courage returns. Look forward to the beauty of the next moment, the next hour, the promise of a good meal, sleep, a book, a movie, the likelihood that tonight the stars will shine and tomorrow the sun will shine. Sink roots into the present until the strength grows to think about tomorrow. ~Ardis Whitman

Sunrise over Medieval town of Rocamadour, Lot Department, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Sunrise over Medieval town of Rocamadour, Lot Department, Midi-Pyrenees, France

An English Country Garden

“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul”. – Alice Walker

Mottisfont Abbey Rose Garden, Hampshire, UK | An outstanding romantic rose garden (8 of 20) | Masses of old fashioned roses combined with herbaceous perennials

Carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round. Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame the lovely old house. Crafted from a medieval priory, it is full of surprises, with art that intrigues and delights.


Cades Cove

“Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be… a prudent insurance policy.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Inner Spirit

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965)

Just live

Being strong doesn’t always mean you have to fight the battle. True strength is being mature enough to walk away from the nonsense with your head held high.

Just live