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Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Weaving the Web

Humankind has not woven the web of life
We are but one thread within it
Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves
All things are bound together
All things connect

This beautiful quote is usually attributed to Chief Seattle, pictured above in the only known photo of him, taken in 1864.  However the folks over at  snopes tell us it was really written by Ted Perry, a screen writer, in 1971.  Regardless of the author or era, these profound words remain true today, and always will.  

"Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves"

I believe the opposite is also true:

 Whatever we do to ourselves we do to the web

So be compassionate with yourself.  Make compassion your connecting thread to the web.  Weave it over, around and through everything you do for yourself.

Take time for yourself.  Do the things that feed your soul.   Yes, you can.  In fact, you have to.  It's like the flight attendant says before take off - you have to put your own oxygen mask on first, before you can help anyone else.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Thank a Tree!

T is for Trees

Not only are trees beautiful, trees are really important to the health of our planet, and by extension, to our own personal health.  Here's some of the things trees do for us:
  • Trees are our planet's lungs.  They convert the CO2 humans exhale into oxygen.  According to http://coloradotrees.org/, an adult tree can change 48 pounds of carbon every year into enough oxygen to keep two people alive.

  • Trees reduce ozone levels.  In large cities this can mean milder temperatures and more breathable air.

  • Trees prevent soil erosion -   their roots stop soil from washing away.

  • Trees moderate temperatures.  They absorb summer heat, cast some shady relief  and provide a windbreak from chilly winter winds.

  • Trees provide food in the form of fruit, nuts and even maple syrup (yum).

                          Click here for some fun facts about trees.
And perhaps most important of all - trees can be fun!

Thank a tree!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Here in Xanadu....

"X" is for Xanadu

Xanadu is the fictional place in Samuel T. Coleridge's poem "Kubla Khan, the name of which has become synonymous with idyllic beauty.   While beauty can be seen anywhere we allow ourselves to see it, it's just more obvious is some places

than in others

But if you look with your heart, you'll find beauty here


and even here

When you see with your heart, Xanadu is everywhere.