a meaningful friend… a meaningful day.


“Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days.
An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.”

~ Dalai Lama XIV






Artist~Simon Bull
Text & image source: Rest in the Arms of Angels


Be like a Lotus . . .


Be like a Lotus . . .
submerged in the mire of darkness
but rising above it . . .
remaining pure and untouched.








Beautiful art by Francois Fressinier
Text & image source: GODDESS CENTRAL

Each morning is a new morning . . .


“Each morning is a new morning, and each morning the sun that you encounter is the new sun.
I am not talking about the material sun. I am talking about the beauty, the benediction,
the blessing that it brings every day……
it is so utterly NEW………”





art by Helena Nelson-Reed.
Text & image source: Women for Peace

High recognitions . . . An animal does not know hostility


“An animal does not know hostility, not even today,
because it is not natural to the species. But it knows fear.
It has got to know it through pain, fear of incomprehensible human creatures,
of their cruelty and of their terrible weapons.”

– Roselis von Sass (The Birth of Mankind)





Text & image source: Garden of Illumination

The joy of life comes from our encounters


“The joy of life comes from our encounters
with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy
than to have an endlessly changing horizon
for each day to have a new and different sun.”

– Jon Krakauer






photo credit: Dakiny
Text & image source: The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees

#FridayFantasy . . . and see with your heart


Look with your eyes
and see with your heart





Beautiful art by Howard David Johnson
Text & image source: GODDESS CENTRAL

To a dull mind . . .


“To a dull mind all of nature is leaden.
To the illumined mind the whole world burns
and sparkles with light.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson





Artist~Jeremiah Morelli
Text & image source: Moonlight Serenade