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The Long Way Home

Sometimes the only way home is the long way.

I took this quite literally the other day as I decided to walk home. After a while my bag was seemingly getting heavier on my shoulder with every step and my feet began to ache a little. Just as I started to regret my decision I came upon a patch of these beauties.

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Anemone canadensis, or meadow anemone, spoke to me both literally and figuratively of the rewards of taking the longer way. Yes, there may have been a quicker and easier way home, but in taking the longer-not-so-easy way I got to enjoy the beauty around me. Sometimes in our day to day, as well as on our spiritual path, there is more to see, experience and learn while taking the longer way. Sometimes the longer way helps us to open our eyes and hearts to more of the beauty around us.

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Lightly & Gently

Tending to the spaces {in-between} each breath…
{Tread lightly and gently} has become my new Mantra.

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…” ~ Aldous Huxley

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Anatomical Collage by Travis Bedel

“Each living thing’s sacred space lives in between the in breath and the out breath. We cannot always see its outer boundaries, but the center of its home is nestled in the space between two heartbeats.” ~ Jamie Sams

And we are never more than a breath away from home. {Paper Prayers – Five}

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