A quote from Neale Donald Walsch on “living in the now”

Life begins now — right now — not tomorrow or the next day or the next.   Every minute of every hour of every day, life begins anew. That means everything can change in an instant. It also means you can have a new beginning whenever you want.   Why put off for one day…

POEMS: “A psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  A Psalm of Life” (1839) What the Heart of the Young Man Said to the Psalmist Tell me not, in mournful numbers,__Life is but an empty dream!For the soul is dead that slumbers,__And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest!__And the grave is not its goal;Dust thou art, to…

POEMS: “There is simply the rose” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

  These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God to-day. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life…

POEMS: “To learn from animal being”

“To learn from animal being”   Nearer to the earth’s heart, Deeper within its silence: Animals know this world In a way we never will. We who are ever Distanced and distracted By the parade of bright Windows thought opens: Their seamless presence Is not fractured thus. Stranded between time Gone and time emerging, We…

DOG POEMS: “DHARMA” Billy Collins

The way the dog trots out the front door every morning without a hat or an umbrella, without any money or the keys to her doghouse never fails to fill the saucer of my heart with milky admiration. Who provides a finer example of a life without encumbrance— Thoreau in his curtainless hut with a…

“Now is the time” by Hafiz

Now is the time for the world to know That every thought and action is sacred. This is the time For you to compute the impossibility That there is anything But Grace. Now is the season to know That everything you do Is sacred. —Hafiz