Saturday, August 20, 2016

Life Skills

It is what I was born for -
to look, to listen,
to lose myself
inside this soft world -
to instruct myself
over and over . . .    
                       - Mary Oliver

The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen. - Rumi

Nature's scents, sights and colors provide an interlude and exhilaration away from the rush of life's activities.

Entering this world releases us into a slower and tranquil way of living.

We can instruct ourselves, as Mary Oliver says, by observing the patience of a black phoebe or a blue jay's hunt for lunch.

Humor arrives as an osprey entertains.

Joys abound when we lose ourselves while learning nature's life skills.

Keeping the ears open and the smile widened makes the day.

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