Sunday, June 17, 2007
The moments of the present, of the earth, the ground, can seem mundane compared to the apparently limitless mind. But being grounded, literally, is what enables us to cast aside our heady visions and embrace our truth at the moment, giving us the freedom we need to be present and more alive.
The earth is there to support us. During these great summer months, find it, touch it and use it.
Spread out in a freshly mowed lawn
Nap on the pine needle bedding of a pine forest
Wiggle your body through the warm sand of a summer beach
Lay back against a sun-warmed rock
Smear on some cooling creek or river clay
Plop in a mud puddle
Lounge on a bed of moss
“God owns heaven, but He craves the earth.” ~Anne Sexton
“My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness.” ~Michelangelo Buonarroti
Friday, June 15, 2007
It's the beautiful month of June in Northern Michigan and Northern Ontario. This summer, I'm pretty much splitting my time between the two. The more time I find for my favorite leisures, the more grounded I become. I'm amazed and impressed with my ability and desire to do little and, consequently, more.
Lately I've been appreciating the Earth, literally. The lower I get, the more I like it.