Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"Turn again to life"

"Turn again to life"

by Mary Lee Hall

If I should die and leave you here a while,
be not like others sore undone,
who keep long vigil by the silent dust.
For my sake turn again to life and smile,
nerving thy heart and trembling hand
to do something to comfort other hearts than thine.
Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine
and I perchance may therein comfort you.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

"Part of the One Life"

"You are not separate from nature. We are all part of the One Life that manifests itself in countless forms throughout the universe, forms that are all completely interconnected. When you recognize the sacredness, the beauty, the incredible stillness and dignity in which a flower or a tree exists, you add something to the flower or the tree. Through your recognition, your awareness, nature too comes to know itself. It comes to know its own beauty and sacredness through you."
--Eckhart Tolle

Photos by Anthony F. Chiffolo

"You need nature as your teacher"


"You need nature as your teacher to help you reconnect with Being. But not only do you need nature, it also needs you."
--Eckhart Tolle

Photos by Anthony F. Chiffolo

"The whole world belongs to you"

"Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."
--Lao Tzu

Photos copyright Anthony F. Chiffolo

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"Lady butterfly"

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
--Maya Angelou

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”
--Hans Christian Anderson

Lady butterfly
perfumes her wings
by floating
over the orchid.

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
--Richard Bach