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The Best Things in Life are Near

“The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain common work as it comes certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things of life.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson



Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you. If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here. No two trees are the same to Raven. No two branches are the same to Wren. If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you, You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows Where you are. You must let it find you.

-- David Wagoner

This week in class we begin our five week look at the

beginning with Saucha which means purity or cleanliness. Here are some ideas for how I bring more Saucha to my life:

-removing excess clutter around me, simplifying my eating, schedule, consumption of media

-slowing down to "purely" be in each moment...when I weave, I weave

-purifying and releasing toxic, negative thoughts and speech

-stop trying to fix, perfect, manipulate and control either myself or others and instead just purely accept what is.


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