“Step outside for a while –
calm your mind.
It is better to hug a tree than
to bang your head against a wall continually.”
~ Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Take my hand.
We will walk.
We will only walk.
We will enjoy our walk without
thinking of arriving anywhere.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
We’ve been having some nice days here, which means I’ve been able to get out of the house and walk a bit more. The photo above shows something I saw on my walk. It made me happy.
Come, walk with me. Oh the wonders we shall see. From the mountains to the sea.
*photo by W. Holcombe. All rights reserved. Do not use without permission.
“When I look into the eyes of an animal
I do not see an animal.
I see a living being.
I see a friend.
I feel a soul.”
~ A.D. Williams
“Petting a dog can be one of the most
moments you can have.”
~ Nicholas Montemarano
“I have lived with several Zen masters –
all of them cats.”
~ Eckhart Tolle
*all artwork created by W. Holcombe. Please do not use without permission. All rights reserved.
“Relaxation means releasing
all concern and tension and
letting the natural order of life
flow through one’s being.”
~ Donald Curtis
“Meditation is all about the
pursuit of nothingness.
It’s like the ultimate rest.
It’s better than
the best sleep you’ve ever had.
It’s a quieting of the mind.”
~ Hugh Jackman
the most important thing
in a day is
the rest we take
~ Etty Hillesum
*photo by S. Holcombe, please do not use without permission. (Tumacácori National Park)
“Looking up gives light,
although at first it makes you dizzy.”
“I am trying so hard to live in the moment and
enjoy it while it’s happening,
because it feels like a moving freight train that I just got on,
and I’m trying not to look back and get dizzy!
~ Laura Bell Bundy
“To be alive is to be dizzy
and not to know exactly where to go.”
~ Ander Monson
*image by W. Holcombe, please do not use without permission.
“Kindness is like snow –
It beautifies everything it covers”
~ Kahlil Gibran
“Sunshine is delicious,
Rain is refreshing,
Wind braces us up,
Snow is exhilarating;
there is really no such thing as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather.”
~ John Ruskin
“Inner peace is a quiet
evening moonlight walk in
the soft falling snow of our minds”
~ Wes Adamson
*photo by W. Holcombe, please do not use without permission.
“Food reveals our connection with the earth.
Each bite contains the life of the sun and the earth…..
We can see and taste the whole universe in a piece of bread!
Contemplating our food for a few seconds before eating,
and eating in mindfulness,
can bring us to much happiness.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“Mindful eating is about awareness.
When you eat mindfully,
you slow down,
pay attention to the food you’re eating,
and savor every bite.”
~ Susan Albers
“Mindful eating is a way
to become reacquainted
with the guidance of
our internal nutritionist.”
~ Jan Chozen Bays
** be sure to check out my upcoming post on Mindful Eating. I’m working on it and hope it will be out in a couple of days.
*photo taken by W. Holcombe, please do not copy without permission.
“I will breathe.
I think of solutions.
I will not let my worry control me.
I will not let my stress level breatk me.
I will simply breathe and it will
be okay because I don’t quit.”
~ Shayne McClendon
“Just slow down
Slow down your speech
Slow down your breathing.
Slow down your walking.
Slow down your eating.
And let that slower, steadier
pace perfume your mind.
Just slow down…”
*image by W. Holcombe, please do not copy without permission. all rights reserved.