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Relaxing with my comadre Rosita after her delicious lunch, Nov, 2014.
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Grandma Rosita is carrying granddaughter Kealy for my godson Santiago and wife Aida in Otavalo,Nov14
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is thanks Rachel: "In the silence of listening, you can know yourself in everyone, the unseen singing softly to itself and to you." --Rachel Naomi Remen : The more alert we become to the blessing that flows into us through everything we touch, the more our own touch will bring blessing. --David Steindl-Rast, A Listening Heart
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LOVE this: " Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time." --Shirley Chisholm
LOVES this: "Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time." --Shirley Chisholm agrees, "We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond." --Gwendolyn Brook agrees, "We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond." --Gwendolyn Brooks
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: If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from, we will have failed. -- Carl Sagan : A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. --Christopher Reeve
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is YES! "If you dedicate yourself to service, the doors will open." Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Alchemical Wisdom : Happiness is to appreciate what you have; unhappiness is to dwell on what you don't have. --Rabbi Shimon Ben Zoma (2nd century)
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: If we cannot be happy in spite of our difficulties, what good is our spiritual practice? --Maha Ghosananda
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: Even in a world that's being shipwrecked, remain brave and strong. Hildegard von Bingen, 12th century Christian mystic & visionary
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: Hero, mentor, teacher Joseph Campbell offered, "Where you stumble, there your treasure lies."
: When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world. --John Muir (Or: We interare with the whole universe. --Thich Nhat Hanh) is "Acquire a firm will and the utmost patience." --Sri Anandamayi Ma is thankful to Melody Beattie: "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more."
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: People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. --Audrey Hepburn
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cont'd: And every crystal bead reflects not only the light from every other crystal in the net, but also every other reflection throughout the entire universe.
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is "It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility." --Rachel Carson : In our relationships we need to uphold that aspect of the person which is the real person and the soul beyond their own self-doubt. --Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Alchemical Wisdom appreciates this beautiful reminder: "Be humble for you are made of Earth. Be noble for you are made of stars." --Serbian Proverb
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thanks Ovid, who taught that, "The burden which is well borne becomes light." : When we begin to believe that there is greater joy in working with and for others, rather than just for ourselves, then our society will truly become a place of celebration. --Jean Vanier
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SO agrees with Simone Weil— "Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity." SO agrees with Simone Weil, that: "Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity." is "Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time I am being carried on great winds across the sky." --Chippewa, translated by Robert Bly : The world is your kaleidoscope, and the varying combinations of colors which at every succeeding moment it presents to you are the exquisitely adjusted pictures of your ever-moving thoughts. --James : The world is your kaleidoscope, and the varying combinations of colors which at every succeeding moment it presents to you are the exquisitely adjusted pictures of your ever-moving thoughts.
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loves this by James Joyce, from Ulysses, "Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past." (He KNEW!) The Glory of God is a human being fully alive. --St. Irenaeus (photo by Ulrika Mai) : Come quickly -- as soon as these blossoms open, they fall. This world exists as a sheen of dew on flowers. --Izumi Shikibu, mid-Heian period Japanese poet loves this: " If the eye of the heart is open, in each atom there will be one hundred secrets." --Attar (photo by Musthaq Nazeer)
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is "Find the thing that stirs your heart and make room for it. Life is about the development of self to the point of unbridled joy." --Joan Chittister, Monasteries of the Heart Newsletter
is "Find the thing that stirs your heart and make room for it. Life is about the development of self to the point of unbridled joy." --Joan Chittister, Monasteries of the Heart Newsletter : To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. ~Lewis B. Smedes With beloved friend and former housemate Robin (GENKI_WARRIOR), at going away gathering May 2014
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Truckin' Arkansas to California 5-6/14 in my 1984 Toyota Dolphin.
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2013 Micaela and mom Sandra; soul sister Adelaida and her daughter, Amrita (my god daughter).
With my soul sister Adelaida on my 71st birthday in Ecuador, Feb 23, 2013.
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Me'n Chris Downie, the VeryMerrySparkGuy! 9/26/09
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Me'n Coach Nicole at SP Cincinnati Program 9/26/09.
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1987: I met my beloved teacher Swami Satchidananda in 1981. The rest, as they say, is history!
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With Thay and over 1000 others at Magnolia Grove Monastery, during Sept 24-29, 2013 retreat.
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Gurudev and I on Secret Beach, Kauai, 1987.
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GENKI_WARRIOR'n me cruising the beautiful AR River Trail summer 2013 -- wheee!!! A blossoming friendship with Ann (ABURRIS2) added JOY to my sojourn in the SFBayArea, ending 2011.
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A valley of the Andes of northern Ecuador where I stay. Taken during a hike at Lago Cuicocha.
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Mi hermana latina, Adelaida, relaxing during a hike Jan, 2013.
My beautiful (now) 13-yr. old god daughter, Amrita. Adelaida and German are her parents.
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My dear friend Adelaida, who I was with in 1999 when she discovered she was pregnant with Amrita.
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Santiago, my (now) 13-yr. old godson, an Otavalan Indian. 05/06
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2006 Dancing with 6-yr. old goddaughter Amrita at home in Ecuador.
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Robin (GENKIWARRIOR, pal and yoga buddy)and I in white with friends at yoga studio open house 8/11.
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Off we go, now it's Fall Classic 2013...35 miles in picture-perfect weather!
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First incline, Fall Cycling Classic, 35 miles, September 2011
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KaliMa, 2011 Specialized Vita Sport Road Bike, which I bought in March 2011!
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2 mi. walk RT into Taughannock Falls empties into Cayuga Lake, NY's Finger Lakes Region 8/10/10.
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I made it to Ithaca! First one seated on Moosewood's patio 8/10/10.
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Kayaking with FRANCESCANAZ in her lovely craft on Lake Champlain! I WANT ONE TOO!!!
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The Grand Tetons 8/09
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Listening to the quiet nudge that guides me, I know I am not far off my path. --SpringChickadee
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Yellowstone River 8/09
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Headstand (sirshasana) with prop.
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The Warrior (rotated!)
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Half Moon
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Half spinal twist
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Ahhhh...YOGA!
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Yoga women! I'm in the front row, white tee.
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Another dear friend, Dawn, as we create a ritual near Hana, Maui, on Diana's birthday. 05/04
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Hangin' out by the Pacific at Kalapana-Kapono Beach Road, Big Island.05/05
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"Those were the days my friend"...Dawn, Diana, rainbow, and me, Kokee, Kauai, 1987.
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Some of the 26 WW cyber-buddies who met in 07/04 (Picture Lake, Mt. Shuksan, WA). I'm far left.
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Dante's View, Death Valley, New Year's 2007
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The inimitable Kitty Rama in all her glory, May 2011, with 10 of my 12 wheels behind her!
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My philosophy, via a very important person in my life, Joseph Campbell.
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May all beings awaken to the Light of their true nature.
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My world has no borders
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Your gratitude can be the source of your joy, or your joy can be the source of your gratitude.
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