Resources for January 12, 2014

January 16th, 2014

Group Reading
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. – Kahlil Gibran

One: Hold on to what is good,
All: Even if it’s a handful of earth.
One: Hold on to what you believe,
All: Even if it’s a tree that stands by itself.
One: Hold on to what you must do,
All: Even if it’s a long way from here.
One: Hold on to your life,
All: Even if it’s easier to let go.
One: Hold on to my hand,
All: Even if I’ve gone away from you.
~ “Hold On,” a Pueblo Indian Proverb

Quotes & Readings

“When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light.
For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”  ~ Wendell Berry

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ~ Rachel Carson

Affirmation

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of infinite life to you

Seed of Harmony With Nature
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson