Keep oneness in motion and in quietness

Stacked rocks - view over the fieldsThe stacking of stones is a recent practice, and is probably due to buddhist monks stacking stones, as well, in the past. This practice is probably a form of worshipping, but it’s mainly a gesture of asking or wishing for good fortune to be bestowed on the stacker and his/her family. Each stone within the stack represents a particular wish and possibly, family member.

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Glowing heath at Breeser Grund/Göhrde

Breeser Grund heath Göhrde Lower Saxony

Taking a quiet walk

“I`m not good at future planning. I don`t plan at all. I don`t know what I`m doing tomorrow. I don`t have a day planner and I don`t have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.” – Heath Ledger

Anthropogenic heathlands are maintained artificially by a combination of grazing and periodic burning, or mowing; if not so maintained, they are rapidly re-colonised by forest or woodland.
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I am longing to be with you

I am longing to be with you,

let it sparkle

“I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air.” ― Bram Stoker

I’m happy when it’s raining

I'm happy when it's raining

it’s raining anyway

I’m happy when it’s raining. For, if I’m not happy, it’s raining anyway.  – K. Valentin

Swim in the lake, swim yourself free

 

Baden im Gümser See

into the open

“When you truly sing, you sing yourself free. When you truly dance, you dance yourself free. When you walk in the mountains or swim in the sea, again, you set yourself free.” ― Jay Woodman

Baden im Gümser See bei Dannenberg, Niedersachsen. Mehr Infos unter im-wendland.info oder Twitter@im_wendland

Tiny bug – big world

Red bug - Roter Käfer

Being

Mastered every survival skill

weed. grass and herbs

Natural master

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.  – Doug Larson

Burst of buds

the lovely buds, are beginning to open

The lovely buds, are beginning to open

Yes, now I understood for the first time that my soul was not so poor and empty as it had seemed to me, and that it had been only the sun that was lacking to open all its germs, and buds to the light. – Max Muller

Before the darkness of night

Bloom before the night

In the night air, in the night air


“Don’t accommodate complains in your chamber, else you have a sleepless and restless night. Keep them away and fall in love with actions for solution!”   ― Israelmore Ayivor

Little stroll through springtime meadows

dandelion spring-time-meadow

can you smell it?

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.” ― Suzanne Collins

Wild cherry blossoms in the morning sun

 

wild cherry blossoms in the morning sun

Just enjoy

You must not know too much, or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and water-craft; a certain free margin, and even vagueness – perhaps ignorance, credulity – helps your enjoyment of these things…  – Walt Whitman

The forest is not burning

sunset forest

confusing inner peace with wishful thinking?

“I often find that people confuse inner peace with some sense of insensibility whenever something goes wrong. In such cases inner peace is a permit for destruction: The unyielding optimist will pretend that the forest is not burning either because he is too lazy or too afraid to go and put the fire out.” ― Criss Jami

If people did not love one another

spring crocus

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.

“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.”  ―  Victor Hugo

Sunset over the wetlands near Penkefitz

sunset over the wetlands near Penkefitz

Just watch the magic – click to enlarge

One of the most satisfying experiences I know is fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset. When I look at a sunset…I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a little more on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple along the base, and use a little more pink in the cloud color…’ I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds.- Carl R. Rogers

Enlightened leaves and moss

a few old leaves

Winter is leaving

“If I stayed here, something inside me would be lost forever—something I couldn’t afford to lose. It was like a vague dream, a burning, unfulfilled desire. The kind of dream people have only when they’re seventeen.”  ― Haruki Murakami

Willow Tree. Bending in the wind

 

The willow which bends to the tempest

The willow which bends to the tempest

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.

Greylag geese resting after sunset

evening-geese

quacking and socialising

Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but, follow no one absolutely. – Chinese Proverb