The quieter we become, the more we can hear. --Ram Dass Photo credit: "Quiet," F Mira, 2008.
Take time to be with something you love in nature that brings out your natural curiosity and delight, It may be a wild iris, the shimmering luminescence of water in a stream, the patterns and colors of a butterfly’s wing. Let yourself be drawn to it. Engage your senses. Are you touched by the sense of wonder? --Mark Coleman Photo credit: "Beautiful Blue Butterfly," Bill Staney, 2013. Source: "A Breath of Fresh Air," Mark Coleman, Tricycle Magazine, Summer 2005.
Like a forest fire, anger tends to burn up its own support. If we jump down into the middle of such a fire, we will have little chance of putting it out, but if we create a clearing around the edges, the fire can burn itself out. This is the role of meditation: creating a clearing around the margins of anger. --Mark Epstein Photo credit: "Kids Camp Fire, Sand Bay," Wapster, 2010.