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Turning People Into Trees

“When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying, ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”

-Ram Dass


The Mystery Of Life

The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience. A process that cannot be understood by stopping it. We must move with the flow of the process. We must join it. We must flow with it.”

-Frank Herbert


We Are Listening

“Dear Grandpa,

We are listening.  It’s time to go to bed, tell us a new story about Elfy. We are listening.  It’s pizza night. Get out the pizza pans and show me the correct way to spread the pizza sauce. We are watching.  It’s the night before Christmas. Tell us that Santa Clause isn’t coming because he’s in jail. We are listening.  I have a school report on the war.  Tell us about your time overseas. We are still listening.  It’s election time, better turn on the news.  We’ll watch with you.  I’m graduating grandpa and you are here, telling me that I am the smartest kid in the whole school. With stars in our eyes, we are listening grandpa.  I’m getting married soon. Tell me how we should never go to bed angry. We are listening.  We are all hungry and dinner is ready, it’s time to say the blessing. Call everyone to come in the kitchen, we are listening grandpa.  And now, here we all are.  Waiting for you to speak up but we don’t hear anything. The silence is piercing and it physically hurts to know you will never respond. Even though it’s still painful, I know your words are in our hearts and we will always be listening.


-Emily Staub (2017)


“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean


A Walk In The Woods

“Whenever we touch nature we get clean. People who have got dirty through too much civilization take a walk in the woods, or a bath in the sea. Entering the unconscious, entering yourself through dreams, is touching nature from the inside and this is the same thing, things are put right again.”

-Carl Jung