This year

we have two gorgeous

yellow warblers nesting in the

honeysuckle bush. The other day I stuck

my head in the bush. The nestlings weigh one-twentieth

of an ounce, about the size of a honeybee. We stared

at each other, startled by our existence.

In a month or so, when they reach

the size of bumblebees they’ll

fly to Costa Rica without

a map.


the late & decidedly great

Jim Harrison


like a life-giving sun

You could

become a great horseman

and help to free yourself and this world

though only if you and prayer become sweet lovers.

It is a naive man who thinks we are not engaged in a fierce battle,

for I see and hear brave foot soldiers all around me going mad,

falling on the ground in excruciating pain. You could

become a victorious horseman and carry your

heart through this world like a life-giving

sun though only if you and God

become sweet







Every instance 

of recognizing a teacher 

is an authorization of spiritual power. 

The most important one of these, and the only 

absolutely necessary one on the way to 

complete realization, is recognizing 

yourself as your own 



Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 44

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yourself every morning,

every morning, every morning:

“I’m going to do something. I’ve made a

commitment.” Not for yourself,  but

beyond yourself. You belong to

the collective. Don’t go

wandering off or you

will perish.


Rosalie Little Thunder