prescription.

August 21, 2016 § Leave a comment

“Our bodies love us so much that they will do anything necessary to bring us to a place in which we recognize and release our unlovingness toward ourselves that’s causing us deep heartache. The message of illness and pain may be “It’s time to bring healing love into your energy field. You’ve been in emotional pain long enough. Let me turn up the volume by creating physical pain so you’ll pay attention and take care of your heart.” – Christiane Northrup

 

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Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon

https://southwestdesertlover.wordpress.com/tag/oak-creek-canyon/

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“Eventually I discovered for myself the utterly simple prescription for creativity: Be intensely yourself. Don’t try to be outstanding; don’t try to be a success; don’t try to do pictures for others to look at – just please yourself.” – Ralph Steiner

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survive.

August 20, 2016 § 2 Comments

“There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise.”- Emery Allen

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Green river

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River_(Colorado_River)

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“The thing about life is that you must survive. Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough. Not in the sense of being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making a deadly effort not to be defeated.”- Katherine Hepburn

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create.

August 20, 2016 § Leave a comment

“Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.” – Sarah Dessen

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Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat

http://www.utahscanyoncountry.com/mexican-hat.html

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“According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous. (quoted by Carol Lynn Pearson in Consider the Butterfly)”   – Deepak Chopra

 

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Raplee Anticline

http://geotripperimages.com/Tectonic_Processes/Folds.htm

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“Our language has wisely sensed these two sides of man’s being alone. It has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.” – Paul Tillich

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pain.

August 16, 2016 § Leave a comment

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

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Sacramento River above and San Joaquin River below

Sacramento River above and San Joaquin River below

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento%E2%80%93San_Joaquin_River_Delta

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“The secret of joy is the mastery of pain.” – Anais Nin

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Sacramento River Delta

Sacramento River Delta

http://www.westboundaryphotography.com/Portfolio/Landscapes/Northern-Calif-Coast/

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“Some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. Some things are so sad that only your soul can do the crying for them.” – Gregory David Roberts

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silence.

August 13, 2016 § Leave a comment

“The music is not in the notes,
but in the silence between.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Wasatch Range south

Wasatch Range south

http://www.summitpost.org/wasatch-range-south/171211

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“One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.” – John O’Donahue

 

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Wasatch Autumn

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wasatch_Range

 

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“My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.” – Edith Stillwell

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Red Pine Lake Wasatch Mountains

Red Pine Lake – Wasatch Mountains

http://www.summitpost.org/red-pine-lake-wasatch-mountains/459855

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“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.” – Norton Juster

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Wasatch

http://www.allparkcity.com/nature/wasatch_mountains.php

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“Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.”Henri J.M. Nouwen

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WasatchMtns from space

Wasatch Mountains from space

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wasatch_Range

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“There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing. There is the silence that comes with morning in a forest, and this is different from the silence of a sleeping city. There is silence after a rainstorm, and before a rainstorm, and these are not the same. There is the silence of emptiness, the silence of fear, the silence of doubt. There is a certain silence that can emanate from a lifeless object as from a chair lately used, or from a piano with old dust upon its keys, or from anything that has answered to the need of a man, for pleasure or for work. This kind of silence can speak. Its voice may be melancholy, but it is not always so; for the chair may have been left by a laughing child or the last notes of the piano may have been raucous and gay. Whatever the mood or the circumstance, the essence of its quality may linger in the silence that follows. It is a soundless echo.” – Beryl Markham

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Pfeifferhorn

Pfeifferhorn

http://www.summitpost.org/wasatch-range-central/171209

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“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. ” – Mother Teresa

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Dutch Hollow Trail System

Dutch Hollow Trail System

http://www.outdoorproject.com/adventures/utah/mountain-biking/dutch-hollow-trail-system-mountain-biking

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“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind” – Caroline Myss

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Wasatch

https://www.outsideonline.com/1999451/mountain-accord-approved-move-forward

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“Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others.” – Brendan Manning

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grace.

August 10, 2016 § Leave a comment

 

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“Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Silence is a place of great power and healing.”  – Rachel Naomi Remen

 

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hope.

August 3, 2016 § Leave a comment

“Thomas Edison’s last words were “It’s very beautiful over there“. I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.” – John Green

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Mount Shasta and road

Mount Shasta

http://beta.costtodrive.com/california-driving-tour-tour-1/

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“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Cuelho

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Mount Shasta

As Glaciers Melt, Mt. Shasta Could See More Mudslides

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“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” – Robert Fulghum

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Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta

http://www.csuchico.edu/our-region/weekend/shasta.shtml

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“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” – Tom Bodett

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Lenticular clouds over Mt. Shasta, CA.

Lenticular clouds over Mt. Shasta, CA.

http://snowbrains.com/noaa-15-forecasted-mt-shasta-ca-today/

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“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” – Barbara Kingsolver

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