Tag Archives: Peace

Simply Present

Carol A. Hand Taking moments to simply breathe and observe Another morning shrouded by clouds and mist A drive to work fraught with potentially dangerous obstacles that could easily trigger feelings of anger or fear but choosing instead to marvel … Continue reading

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In The Moment

Carol A. Hand Being in the moment for a moment Simply observing as a busy ladybug climbs a blade of grass I smile as the grass bends to the ground Undeterred, she climbs another When it remains upright she flies … Continue reading

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Reflections about Then and Now

Carol A. Hand Let me take just a moment to put aside the chaos of the world seeping into my soul Remembering a recurring childhood dream soaring above the earth simply watching with compassionate detachment as people went about their … Continue reading

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August Reflections 2017

Carol A. Hand August has been busy. Preparing to teach a research class, tending gardens, spending time with grandchildren and family, and taking time to simply live and reflect have kept me away from the blogosphere. Although my life will … Continue reading

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Signals of Changing Seasons

Carol A. Hand The waxing crescent at sunset signals upcoming changes in seasons alerting me about the need to refocus for so many important reasons – *** *** Thank you all for sharing your visionary art, for enriching my life, … Continue reading

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Gratitude for Gardens and Granddaughters

Carol A. Hand Sometimes, one doesn’t have to travel far to observe serenity and beauty with beloved companions Even in the context of critters, city “upgrades,” and unpredictable weather sometimes there are possibilities to create little sanctuaries to enjoy a … Continue reading

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Looking Up

Carol A. Hand Looking up Watching the eagles gliding high above treetops in the hazy cloudless sky on this Sunday morning the beginning of July Enjoy peaceful moments while you can before fireworks signal warning “The rockets’ red glare, bombs … Continue reading

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Reflections about Invented Traditions

Carol A. Hand All of the sacred lifeways of the past that we now revere as traditions were once newly created, seen as divine messages passed on through seers and bodhisattvas around the world throughout human time Visions were given meaning … Continue reading

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May Moon

Carol A. Hand Sometimes, on the darkest night the moon appears, a guiding light shining on the world below a reminder of our inner glow urging us to do the same for others *** ***

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History Keeps Repeating

Carol A. Hand I wonder how many have experienced being a sensitive child born into a world of chaos and abuse. Perhaps your first memories are similar to the ones described in a post I wrote years ago for a … Continue reading

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