the miracle of being

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It is incredible that humans manage to forget the miracle of being here. Rilke said, ‘Being here is so much,’ and it is uncanny how social reality can deaden and numb us so that the mystical wonder of our lives goes totally unnoticed. We are here. We are wildly and dangerously free.

Quote: John O’Donohue

Thank you to Karl Duffy

Morning flight

IMG_0195You too can fly. But that cocoon must go! Anonymous

Good morning all! 

The air is crisp. It is certain that Fall has arrived.  

In formation birds fly toward their winter homes. Their direction only understood by an internal compass. No worry, no fear – only the feel of air under their wings and the pleasure of sharing the journey with others. 

This is also true for butterflies. As the season brings cooler days they begin their own journey toward more temperate climates. Beginning their lives with only the ability to crawl, these beautiful creatures weave their own protective covering to experience a transformation filled with mystery and miracle. 

With wings strong enough to carry them hundreds of miles, never could there be flight if butterflies held onto their cocoons. 

Let today be a day to fly. Inspired by the butterfly’s transformation – may we find courage to leave the cocoon behind. May we stretch our wings finding them strong enough to carry us over the miles of our hopes and dreams. 

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