Being quiet enough to be surprised

a beautiful pink rose

Unless we want to be distracted, we generally don’t like interruptions. So when can we be open enough to being delightfully surprised? Here in the valley, that takes being quiet and being present. The shy wren isn’t going to come close if I am dashing around. And I won’t notice the beauty of the rose … Read more

Freewheeling in the wind

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Echoes of the storm’s song still swirling above the valley where seagulls collectively play in the wind, abandoned to the sheer delight of being. When did we stop trying to fly and thought it was advancement? + Sue Heatherington Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿

Pausing to notice the little things

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Perhaps it’s not about squeezing more in but letting things out. Exhaling and letting go of the rush, the noise and the demands for attention. Only then can we be quiet enough to notice. Often it is spying the little things that brings the most joy. ~ Yesterday, I noticed ripples in the wrong place, … Read more

Being in our place of delight

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I love the way e e cummings links the others’ believing in us with our taking the risk of delight. This insight is a massive relief for those of us who feel we must earn our rest and play. I wonder, what is your place of delight and what enables you to step inside? ~ … Read more