Showing Up

I find birthdays a good time to reflect and set new intentions or revisit old ones. My last post on Dharma Seeds is dated Dec 15, 2016. So here I am again recommitting to journal, share something that moves my soul, a way of showing up for myself as I just turned 68.

Sending out gratitude for my family and friends who sent out birthday wishes via social media, email, and actual postcards. May we continue to follow our path wherever it leads us.

Benedicto:  May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you -- beyond that next turning of the canyon walls.
– Edward Abbey