July 10, 2012 § 2 Comments

Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.”  – John O’Donohue


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La Sal Mountains

La Sal Mountains

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The word “Tukuhnikivatz” is supposedly a combination of native words meaning “where the sun sets last”. This name probably stems from the fact that Tukuhnikivatz rises very abruptly on the western margin of the La Sal Mountains. From the town of Moab, Mt. Tukuhnikivatz appears as a steep triangular peak that seems to rise above the rest of the mountains.


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“It is strange to be here. The mystery never leaves you alone. Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits. A world lives within you. No one else can bring you news of this inner world.” – John O’Donohue

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Mt. Tukuhnikivatz

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“There is a kindness that dwells deep down in things; it presides everywhere, often in the places we least expect. The world can be harsh and negative, but if we remain generous and patient, kindness inevitably reveals itself. Something deep in the human soul seems to depend on the presence of kindness; something instinctive in us expects it, and once we sense it we are able to trust and open ourselves.” – John O’Donahue

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Mount Tukuhnikivatz

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“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.”  – John O’Donohue

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Land for Sale near Monticello, Utah


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“You have traveled too fast over false ground;
Now your soul has come to take you back.

Take refuge in your senses, open up
To all the small miracles you rushed through.

Become inclined to watch the way of rain
When it falls slow and free.

Imitate the habit of twilight,
Taking time to open the well of color
That fostered the brightness of day.

Draw alongside the silence of stone
Until its calmness can claim you.”  – John O’Donohue

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