When you are in the woods, you cannot ever be lost.
You are surrounded by friends and surrounded by God."
It isn’t the mountains that wear you out.
It is the grain of sand in your shoes.
Pace yourself...an elephant can be swallowed, one bite at a time.
Don't be afraid to take one large step
because you can't cross a chasm in two small leaps.
They may forget what you said,
but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Carl W. Buechner
"The longest journey of any person is the journey inward."
"You can observe a lot by watching."
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."
"The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine!
Feels at each thread, and lives along the line."
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
"Do not go where the path may lead;
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn,
whatever state I may be in, therein to be content."
"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth
are never alone or weary of life."
"Let us put our minds together as one."
--Irving Powless, Sr., ONONDAGA
If we sat in a circle and put an object in the center of the circle
and we all described what we saw,
everyone would see different points of views from each other. Some would even see opposites
because they would be sitting on opposite sides of the circle.
In other words, you don't have to see what I see for you to be right.
In fact, everyone in the circle is right based on their own point of view.
If we are willing to listen to every one's point of view, then we can get a more accurate description of the object in the center.
This is one way to put our minds together.
When we get the clarity from each other, we should give thanks and be grateful to each other.
"Revelations are found in clouds."
Serge Kahili King
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
"He who does not dance does not know what happens."
Jesus (Gnostic texts))
"Look within! ... The secret is inside you."
"Lift the stone and you will find me;
cleave the wood and I am there."
Jesus (from The Gospel of Thomas)
""Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today?
Today is a gift.
That's why we call it The Present."
"One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach; one can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"Sometimes I go about pitying myself
And all the while I am being carried across the sky
By beautiful clouds."
Ojibway Indian saying
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly."
"Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around."
Henry David Thoreau
""Don't be afraid to be amazing."
Andy Offutt Irwin