“When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that’s wisdom. When I look inside and see that I am everything, that’s love. Between these two my life turns.”
~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharah from the “Zen of Gratitude”.
FORCE OF NATURE. What does this phrase mean to you? How do you embody this idea?
I’ve been playing around with this idea since REI rolled it out this summer…
What is it to BE a Force of Nature?
It is the heat of the sun unfolding a flower. It’s persistent and determined – a bulb pushing up through the earth. It’s the destructive, gale-force winds of a hurricane. It’s patient – a river carving a canyon through the millennia. It’s a nourishing – a bee pollinating a plant. It’s flamboyant as a tangerine sunset. It is the push of tetonic plates forming a mountain range. It’s the grandeur of mountains. It the moon’s pull of the tide. It’s crashing ocean waves.
I am these things and more. I haven’t often enough claimed this power. [Read more…]