“Some of the best teachers of mindfulness and
‘being in the moment’ are animals.”
~Richard J. Brewer
“with some dogs you just look at them –
just a little look is enough –
and their tail goes
Life is Good!
Life is Good!
And they are not telling themselves the story of why life is good.
It’s a direct realization.”
~ Eckhart Tolle
* photo taken by W. Holcombe. Kiki playing.
Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation;
it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary,
it means accepting it as it comes,
with all the handicaps of heredity,
of psychological complexes and injustices.
~ Paul Tournier
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don’t resist them;
that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
~ Lao Tzu
*all artwork on Picnic with Ants is created by Wendy Holcombe unless otherwise noted.
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life,
live in the moment,
live in the breath.”
“Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
~ Victor Frankl
Note: Severe anxiety takes a lot more than a couple of quotes to make it better. These are just thoughts one can try to keep in mind.
All artwork on Picnic With Ants are created by Wendy Holcombe unless otherwise noted.
“When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the world belongs to you.”
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
*all images on Picnic With Ants created by W. Holcombe unless otherwise noted. Please do not use without permission.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
~ E.M. Forster
“Rather than being disheartened by the uncertainty of life,
what if we accepted it and relaxed into it?
What if we said,
‘Yes this is the way it is;
this is what it meant so be human,’
and decided to sit and down and enjoy the ride?”
*all artwork on Picnic with Ants created by W. Holcombe unless otherwise noted.
What is the difference between “I like you”
and “I love you”?
Beautifully answered by Buddha:
“When you like a flower, you just pluck it.
But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”
“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.
When mindfulness embraces those we love,
they will bloom like flowers.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh
All artwork shown on Picnic with Ants created by W. Holcombe, unless otherwise specified. All rights reserved. Please don’t use without permission.