Here's a handy Arcadia. Let's go in.
. . . Loamy smell, damp clumps
of humus, encroaching blunt leaves — and this
Latinate taxonomy in old brown ink. No,
go ahead — I'll loiter a bit. A deep
breath. Roots, darkness. Another. What
fills me? Unself fill me.
— 'Botanical Gardens' by Don Coles
The body, mind and spirit
do not exist separately in time or in place.
They are integrated and interrelated.
What happens to one impacts the others.
NOURISH THE BODY
QUIET THE MIND
ENGAGE THE SPIRIT
— Charlene Teters
"I pray for a more friendly, more caring, and more understanding human family on this planet.
To all who dislike suffering, who cherish lasting happiness—this is my heartfelt appeal."
-- Dalai Lama means Ocean of Wisdom; Tibetans normally refer to His Holiness as Yizhin Norbu,
the Wish-Fulfilling Gem, or simply Kundun, the Presence.
Our first priority should be to prepare a long-term strategy for improving the state of the world
that focuses on the coming generations. - His Holiness the Dalai Lama, "Imagine All the People"
A soul can create only when alone….
— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Solitude is a kind of freedom.
— Umberto Eco
It is only alone,
that one bursts apart,
— Maria Isabel Barreno
It is important to expect nothing,
To take every experience,
Including the negative ones,
As merely steps on the path,
And to proceed.
— Ram Dass
The Garden as Refuge
the gift of a peaceful heart