Stand Still…

I chose this recent picture of me listening to the forest...and, remembering not to take myself too seriously ;)

I chose this recent picture of me listening to the forest…and…other things. This is a reminder to me to remember not to take myself/my life TOO seriously πŸ˜‰

Stand still. The trees ahead and the bushes beside you

Are not lost. Where ever you are is called HERE.

And you must treat it as a powerful stranger.

Must ask permission to know it and be known.

The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,

I have made this place around you.

If you leave it, you may come back again, saying, HERE.

No two trees are the same to Raven.

No two branches are the same to wren.

If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,

You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows

Where you are. You must let it find you.

–David Wagoner, in Life Prayers

Categories: nature, poems, prayers, quotes, readings, spirituality, theapoetics | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “Stand Still…

  1. I love this poem especially “If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,

    You are surely lost.”

  2. I enjoyed that photo of you… πŸ˜‰ I find it resonates with myself as well … when I’m meditating and one of my dogs barks from 6 inches behind me, startling me, if I feel irritation rise then I’m not fully present to every single moment’s unique expression of joy … and it is indeed joyful to know the companionship of an animal, of nature right next to me in Her guise as canine … how grateful I am for nature within and without. Same goes with meditation or contemplation, or even simply immersion within the natural landscape of walking … to hear a child laugh, or a raven caw, or a vehicle way over on a road … these are all gifts we can appreciate and then allow to flow through us. I can also tend to become *too serious* … πŸ˜‰ Blessings!

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