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Heightened Awareness

“We taste and feel and see the truth. We do not reason ourselves into it." - W.B. Yeats

Onwards and upwards

Villy looking upwards, originally uploaded by Tambako the Jaguar. We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
~ Nelson Mandela

Breaking wakes

Cyrus Sutton, 2011, originally uploaded by ryantatar. Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. - Jules Renard

Unclocking the hours

Jungfrau Region, Switzerland, originally uploaded by decorology. "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." - Bertrand Russell

Winter Pinnacle

Winter Pinnacle - Reynisdrangar near VĂ­k, Iceland, originally uploaded by orvaratli. Hope anchors the soul.
Hebrews 6:19


Momentos, originally uploaded by colbyh. For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Never grow cold

Dreaming of Snow --first few flurries of this Winter fell in the Chiltern Hills., originally uploaded by algo. “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” -George Washington

Fields of Gold

Fields of Gold, originally uploaded by colbyh. The heart of gold is refined under fire.
Revelations 3:18


Infinities, originally uploaded by colbyh. "Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity." Henry Van Dyke

High standards

High standards, originally uploaded by colbyh. "Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too." -Meryl Streep


into the sunset., originally uploaded by ::reflecting truth::. Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.
~ Mohandas Gandhi

Compassion for the masses

Compassion for the masses, originally uploaded by colbyh. “Compassion doesn’t mean feeling sorry for people. It doesn’t mean pity. It means putting yourself in the position of the other, learning about the other, learning what’s motivating the other, learning about their grievances..." - Karen Armstrong

Anam Cara

It's all about what you wanted, originally uploaded by Marthe Hagen. The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice-
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do–
determined to save
the onl…

Seek and ye shall find

Fog, originally uploaded by George Krause. Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought.
~ Matsu Basho


Enjoying the overwhelming beauty of Bled, originally uploaded by B℮n. "your challenge is to take what is unique and make it useful" - Marcus Buckingham

The Guest House

Little girl street dancing, originally uploaded by B℮n. This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

~ Rumi ~

True Blues

The blue hour in St. Bartholomä, originally uploaded by B℮n. Sometimes people cry not because they're weak. It's because they've been strong for too long. (originator unknown)


Magnified, originally uploaded by colbyh. "When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find peace of mind is
waiting there." - the Beatles

Autumn leaves

Autumn in Paris, originally uploaded by liz.rusby. Speak in full colour, live in full bloom.

Without doubt

The pretty fluffy Zumba, originally uploaded by Tambako the Jaguar. If there's one thing we should doubt in life, it's surely doubt itself.


Family twilight dusk sunset, originally uploaded by B℮n. "Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares
to become involved with experimenting with his own life." -Herbert Otto

High Waters

Own your desires and embrace your reality.  Give yourself permission to surrender and soar. Grace has led us here, and grace will lead us home.

Take the Bow

Some photographers have better views, originally uploaded by B℮n. Free yourself of all you want and at last, with arms wide open, embrace everything you need.

Village vibe

Village vibe, originally uploaded by colbyh. "In any gathering, in any chance meeting on the street, there is a shine, an elegance rising up." - Rumi

Steady summit

Steady summit, originally uploaded by colbyh. The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs. - Vance Havner

Eternity's Plea

Eternity's Plea, originally uploaded by colbyh. Enlarge my anchor, throw me into your seas. Don't let this Goodness stop with me.

Home on the range

Home on the range, originally uploaded by colbyh. >> Loosen the reins, relinquish the pain.

Great Intentions

Great Intentions, originally uploaded by colbyh. The reason we do some things is the reason we do everything.

Fields of plenty

Fields of plenty, originally uploaded by colbyh. " are deprived of nothing except your own decisions." - A Course in Miracles

Storms of the non-Conformed

Untitled, originally uploaded by Braunwyn Elisabeth. “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” -Joseph Cambell

Here's to the Heroes

September 11 Tribute, originally uploaded by Songquan Deng. The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour." Japanese Proverb


Breughel, originally uploaded by George Krause. When all else fails and the head starts to spin, look no further; it's all within.

Why, hello gorgeous!

The Living Rainbow, originally uploaded by | HD |. "Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip." - Will Rogers


Mahalo, originally uploaded by colbyh. "Not what we have but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance." -John Petit-Senn

Rock on

Rock on, originally uploaded by colbyh. You lift me up so high, you could never hold me back. You keep me right on track, and ground and guard my back.

Evening prayers

Evening prayers, originally uploaded by colbyh.
Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality. - 2 Corinthians 8:13–14

Come in

Come in, originally uploaded by colbyh. “Shining through the material world is the spiritual world that upholds and enlivens it.” - Fr. Tom Ryan

The Crossroads

"Love builds up the broken wall, and straightens the crooked path. Love keeps the stars in the firmament, and imposes rhythm on the ocean tides. Each of us is created of it, and I suspect each of us was created for it."
- Maya Angelou


Mother and baby, originally uploaded by Tambako the Jaguar. When you find your purpose, it is like your heart has been set alight with passion. You know it absolutely, without any doubt.
- Rhonda Byrne

It's a Celebration!

It's a Celebration!, originally uploaded by colbyh. "Serenity is pleasant but it lacks the ecstasy of achievement." Estee Lauder

Physics of The Quest

Physics of The Quest, originally uploaded by colbyh. .I've come to believe that there exists in the universe something I call "The Physics of The Quest" - a force of nature governed by laws as real as the laws gravity or momentum. And the rule of Quest Physics maybe goes like this: "If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting (which can be anything from your house to your bitter old resentments) and set out on a truth-seeking journey (either externally or internally), and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared - most of all - to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself....then truth will not be withheld from you." - Elizabeth Gilbert

The Wild Frontier

The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history. - Ouida


Reflections, originally uploaded by EarthAsSeenByMatt. When Jesus looks upon my life,
What picture does He see?
Does He see His own reflection,
Or does He just see me?

Does He see His likeness,
The product of His hand.
Or just another Christian,
Who never took a stand.

Does He see a child of God,
A child that He set free.
Living life to honor Him,
Or does He just see me.

What about the other folks,
I meet along the way.
Do I show them Jesus,
To brighten up their day.

When someone looks into my eyes,
Can they truly see.
That calm and gentle peace of God,
That dwells inside of me.

When I reach out and shake a hand,
Is He right there in my grip.
Can they feel that strength from God,
That steadies when I slip.

When folks are in my presence,
Do they know His Spirit's there?
Can they see that He's the one,
Who guides me everywhere.

When other people think of me,
What is on their mind?
Do they think of Jesus Christ,
So gentle and so kind.

I try to be like Jesus,
Every single day.
Spreading love and kindness,
All along …

Prisioners of Hope

Falkirk Tree, originally uploaded by Kit Downey. Harvesting fields, we long to grow. Heavenward bound, it's all we know.
Day by day, we reap and sow. There's more to life. THIS we know.


Transformers, originally uploaded by colbyh. In order to change, we must resist the urge to stay the same.

Along for the glide

paragliders, originally uploaded by David Abbet.
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. - David Carradine


Image originally uploaded by colbyh.
May you always have strength to lean upon, and to loan. - Colbes

Ripple Effects

I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace.
I honor the place in you where, if you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.


Daily do's

Daily do's, originally uploaded by colbyh. "To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony."
William Ellery Channing


Promises, originally uploaded by colbyh. Above the riots, a rainbow tonight. Sweet Heavens, rain down.

"I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit."

Dawna Markova, Author of Open Mind.