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“If you unite sound with vision, then you will create light.

That light is the concentrated force of the mind.

It is by that brightness that truth is revealed.”

“What we are all seeking is clarity…. What we abhor is ignorance. It is a misconception that spirituality brings everlasting happiness…. Sadness still comes to wise, but, unlike most people, their clarity of mind allows them to see beyond the temporal emotionalism of the moment…. True clarity is more than just being smart, more than just being wise. Clarity manifests from meditation. It comes when you can unite all the faculties of the mind and unify them into a magnificent light of perception.   Deng Ming-Dao


Exhaustion takes many forms. There is mental overload, physical overwhelming, the combination of both and the total exhaustion like death. Winter can be a time of renewal from this or a harsh reminder of the toll it can take on our bodies and spirit. I daresay April is not typically winter, but here, now, it is, this year, that way still for us. It seems also that depression may spring from exhaustion or even cause it. When I am overwhelmed late in days, weeks, and months, napping gives me solace and coffee builds my fortitude. It’s a dual approach, give the body some bit of what it needs and the brain something to grip onto. Now that the new awakenings of spring are slowly creeping in it becomes easier to choose renewal. To hope for progress and productivity. To look up, through the bare branches, catching that shine in the sky and combat weariness with a thought of what may be, what could be.

Big Sky Wide

Back on the Ridge

shot of the curve in the road, trees lining the sides, no leaves, blue sky

Buck Hill Road North – Looking Forward