OK, the heart of who I am is the contemplative. And Gerald May, in this amazing book Will and Spirit, says that the only thing that we bring to the contemplative life is a willing heart. And that the two things that shut down the contemplative life are fear and holding on, grasping. And so what I’ve come to realize is that, for me, this journey is about continuing to walk willing towards the hope, the vision, the perspective, the opportunities that are given.
I just loved this podcast from OnBeing of Simone Campbell and How To Be Spiritually Bold.
“Keep close to nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
“Humans of New York began as a photography project in 2010. The initial goal was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers on the street, and create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants.”
“Somewhere along the way, I began to interview my subjects in addition to photographing them. And alongside their portraits, I’d include quotes and short stories from their lives.”
Oh, a beautiful video (Denali Art and Inspiration) on the Artists-in-Residence in Denali National Park & Preserve. Loved the quote below:
“It is the attempt to paint that brings the richest reward. Recognition of beauty grows with intimacy. You may pass a certain spot a score of times and see nothing til a day comes when you stand aghast at your former blindness.”
Full article here – http://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/12194119600/print
Beautiful storm lapse videos by Chad Cowan.
The Standing Rock – 4k StormLapse from Chad Cowan on Vimeo.
Wonderful post by Trent Gilliss on OnBeing sent me to these videos.
“This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.” -Mary Oliver
Beautiful post from Parker Palmer on OnBeing.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
Wonderful, beautiful post by Ali Schultz on OnBeing.
If you haven’t seen sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor’s work – I’m so happy I get to introduce you to it! An amazing TED talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/jason_decaires_taylor_an_underwater_art_museum_teeming_with_life