maryoliver Photos & Videos

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"To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work." -Mary Oliver //Orange season. And a white picket fence. On yesterday’s morning walk with Minjay. Loving the orange-filled trees all over LA these days. #happierpodcast #morningswithminjay #LArain

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Have you ever seen anything in your life more wonderful than the way the sun, every evening, relaxed and easy, floats towards the horizon and into the clouds or the hills, or the rumpled sea, and is gone- and how it slides again out of the blackness, every morning, on the other side of the world, like a red flower streaming upward on its heavenly oils . . . 🌺🌞🌷🌞🌺 #maryoliver #naturemandala #youaremysunshine #sunmandala #redflowers 🌹 #ephemeral #ephemeralart #artandsoul #earthprayer #earthart #landart #inspiredbynature_ #artmeditation #artinnature #natureconnection #artinspires #earthspirit #mandalatherapy #environmentalart #onewithnature #mandalaart #mandala_universe #marvelouz_world #everydaymagic

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"Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh & exciting ~ over & over arranging your place in the family of things." ~Mary Oliver #imagination slays #lonliness 🤺 #nature zaps it faraway ⚡ Squash yourself into gargantuan stratums of garments & shuffle through the #forest 🌲 #winter #snowfall by the #creek is the fantastically finest way to bump the blues ❄ #wild #geese are delightfully distracting entertainment 😀 Spike your tongue out & snatch specks of #ice #minerals 👅 Observe the #snow #crystals as they lace wooly swathes across #motherearth 🌍 The #littlethings are an #aphorism as the serene effects in existence sincerely are all that matter 🌨 Don't take #life too seriously 😜 Watch the #canadiangeese get all flap & splash #happy & tell me it doesn't make you #snicker 😂 #maryoliver 📚 #natureloving #greenwitch 🍃 #colorado #fountaincreek 💚

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"Perhaps because the winter is so long And the sky so black-blue, Or perhaps because the heart narrows As often as it opens- I am grateful That red bird comes all winter Firing up the landscape As nothing else can do." #maryoliver #birdsofinstagram

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Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning best preacher that ever was, dear star, that just happens to be where you are in the universe to keep us from ever-darkness, to ease us with warm touching, to hold us in the great hands of light – good morning, good morning, good morning. Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness. #maryoliver #nofilter #whyigetupearly

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"Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh & exciting ~ over & over arranging your place in the family of things." ~Mary Oliver #imagination slays #lonliness 🤺 #nature zaps it faraway ⚡ Squash yourself into gargantuan stratums of garments & shuffle through the #forest 🌲 #winter #snowfall by the #creek is the fantastically finest way to bump the blues ❄ #wild #geese are delightfully distracting entertainment 😀 Spike your tongue out & snatch specks of #ice #minerals 👅 Observe the #snow #crystals as they lace wooly swathes across #motherearth 🌍 The #littlethings are an #aphorism as the serene effects in existence sincerely are all that matter 🌨 Don't take #life too seriously 😜 Watch the #canadiangeese get all flap & splash #happy & tell me it doesn't make you #snicker 😂 #maryoliver 📚 #natureloving #greenwitch 🍃 #colorado #fountaincreek 💚

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..Believe in Mischief..(“I believe in kindness. Also in mischief.”_ #maryoliver 👀🐦👤 Here is my 6”x12” wood panel piece that will be on display and for sale at @3rdethos_gallery Please stop by “The Terrible Two’s” group art show to check out all the dope pieces! Co-curated by @bytegirl24 ! Opening Thursday, January 17th 6pm-11pm Side note(s): Hope errrybody have a great #wednesday ! 🙏🏼🐦 ------------------------- #vandalism #zropro #zeroproductivity #228 #artwork #pigeon #pjthepigeon #slaps #latergram #artist #streetart #graffiti #potd #nyc #stickers #fresh #stickerslap #memes #art #dope #mood #stickerart #streetarteverywhere #graff #thankyou #brooklyn #vscocam

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“Adults can change their circumstances; children cannot. Children are powerless, and in difficult situations they are the victims of every sorrow and mischance and rage around them, for children feel all of these things but without any of the ability that adults have to change them. Whatever can take a child beyond such circumstances, therefore, is an alleviation and a blessing. ... Teach the children. We don’t matter so much, but the children do. Show them daisies and the pale hepatica. Teach them the taste of sassafras and wintergreen. The lives of the blue sailors, mallow, sunbursts, the moccasin flowers. And the frisky ones—inkberry, lamb’s-quarters, blueberries. And the aromatic ones—rosemary, oregano. Give them peppermint to put in their pockets as they go to school. Give them the fields and the woods and the possibility of the world salvaged from the lords of profit. Stand them in the stream, head them upstream, rejoice as they learn to love this green space they live in, its sticks and leaves and then the silent, beautiful blossoms. _ Attention is the beginning of devotion.” —Mary Oliver, “Upstream” _ Yoga brings health and strength and stability of mind and body and begun in childhood can change the path of one’s life. Yoga teaches kids about nature through their embodiment. Feeling it playing with it exploring, delighting, strengthening the body and its actions evolves into a discipline that gives freedom through control over the interaction between the body and the breath and the mind. Experiencing the union of the body the breath and the mind with the soul is yoga.

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The Swan Did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river? Did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air - An armful of white blossoms, A perfect commotion of silk and linen as it leaned into the bondage of its wings; a snowbank, a bank of lilies, Biting the air with its black beak? Did you hear it, fluting and whistling A shrill dark music – like the rain pelting the trees – like a waterfall Knifing down the black ledges? And did you see it, finally, just under the clouds - A white cross Streaming across the sky, its feet Like black leaves, its wings Like the stretching light of the river? And did you feel it, in your heart, how it pertained to everything? And have you too finally figured out what beauty is for? And have you changed your life? - Mary Oliver #walk #in #beauty #hozho #heart #pathwithaheart #ode #to #joy #awe #harmony #balance #abundance #gratitude #swan #maryoliver

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“Things take the time they take. Don’t worry.” ~ Mary Oliver 🐌

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"It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world" Mary Oliver ♡

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When you’re the last to leave and the first to arrive 😴 but you decide to start the work day with an (abridged) Mary Oliver poem on your blackboard (and practice a bit of cursive you haven’t done in years) ☀️🌱❄️ #kindness #happiness #work #gratitude #maryoliver #sunonmyface (Not really, because I’m in a windowless office, and cause the sky is heavy and gray 😉🤷‍♀️)

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“In winter all the singing is in the tops of the trees..” ❄️

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"Every morning I want to kneel down on the golden cloth of the sand and say some kind of musical thanks for the world that is happening again...from the shawl of wind coming out of the West to the firm green flesh of the melon lately sliced open, its chill and ample body flavored with mercy." - - I can't explain how lovely Mary Oliver's poetry is, so just hunt up some of her poems and see for yourself ❤️ - - - - - Also, what model turns up to a photo shoot with dirty paws? Standards are SLIPPING and I'm not impressed.

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Still, what I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled, to cast aside the weight of facts and maybe even to float a little above this difficult world. I want to believe I am looking into the white fire of a great mystery. I want to believe that the imperfections are nothing— that the light is everything—that it is more than the sum of each flawed blossom rising and falling. And I do. . Paper collage by @rachel_derum. Poetry by #MaryOliver 💙 . . #collage #collageart #poetry #nature #contemporaryart #newcontemporary #melbourne #surreal #neodada #art #cutandpaste #surrealism #c_expo #analogcollagecommune #edinburghcollagecollective #CollageArtwork

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.⠀ LIKE A LION⠀ Shedding layers, things that you loved, is a process through which you may experience grief that is deeper that you could have previously comprehended. ⠀ .⠀ This has been a season of shedding. Of letting go of things I loved, that I didn’t realize were holding me back. Of having to release things I wasn’t even aware I care about. It hurts. But sometimes there is relief and expansion in the pain. ⠀ . ⠀ Last week, I had to release something I didn’t realize was hurting me. This week, I had to release something I didn’t realize I cared about. Sometimes we have to let go to see. ⠀ .⠀ Today, I was processing all this while driving to a mortgage appointment at @RBC with an inspiring, empowered woman, #CherylHildebrand. She released a job with a salary, to do something without security that made her heart sing. More about her and the home I’m hoping to put an offer on with @quadraislandrealestateteam in a future post. ⠀ .⠀ Today, it’s my turn to tell my story of release. As I was driving, feeling vulnerable and exposed and alone, to the bank to follow and trust a process, buying a home, in a time that does not make sense, in a time of crisis, words started flowing. Since we’re not allowed to text and drive, I quickly grabbed my notebook and wrote: ⠀ .⠀ Grief is a tricky beast. These days have held loss after loss. Just when I think I can’t stand one more loss, something else shifts, leaving an empty space. ⠀ .⠀ My only solace comes from the fact a wise woman once told me that the universe can take empty spaces and fill them with good things. I choose to believe her. Even though I’ve been left naked. Vulnerable. But not alone. ⠀ .⠀ I suppose sometimes weeds need to be yanked out, and sometimes even flowers you love for nourishing, vibrant new growth to emerge. Perhaps it’s those spaces that will allow creativity, expression, love, and forgiveness to flow freely again. Maybe you need to lose everything you were grasping to so tightly to see your own strength, to listen to your inner voice that has been quietly waiting to be heard. ⠀ .⠀ Perhaps the weeds aren’t weeds at all. But dandelions. Roar like a lion woman, roar. Roar with grief. Roar with praise.

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Migration Dream Ancestors Awakening

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Winter Rhythms Spirits Connect

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Last night the rain spoke to me slowly, saying, what joy to come falling out of the brisk cloud, to be happy again in a new way on the earth! That’s what it said as it dropped, smelling of iron, and vanished like a dream of the ocean into the branches and the grass below. Then it was over. The sky cleared. I was standing under a tree. The tree was a tree with happy leaves, and I was myself, and there were stars in the sky that were also themselves at the moment, at which moment my right hand was holding my left hand which was holding the tree which was filled with stars and the soft rain— imagine! imagine! the wild and wondrous journeys still to be ours. - Mary Oliver . 📷 @dylanwolskyphoto

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‘...I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I’ve been doing all day. Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon? . . . Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life’?’ #maryoliver . . . Enjoy each step. Savor every breath. Life is now. 🦋

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“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” - Henry David Thoreau ↟↟↟ ↟↟↟ ↟↟↟ ↟↟↟ ↟↟↟ ↟↟↟ 📸 @marcwebster

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🌿🌿🌿 • Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon and fulfillment, the long tapers of cattails are bursting and floating away over the blue shoulders of the ponds, and every pond, no matter what its name is, is nameless now. Every year everything I have ever learned in my lifetime leads back to this: the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation, whose meaning none of us will ever know. To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go. #maryoliver

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“I want to be improbable and beautiful and afraid of nothing, as though I had wings.” #maryoliver

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“I stood willingly and gladly in the characters of everything - other people, trees, clouds. And this is what I learned, that the world's otherness is antidote to confusion - that standing within this otherness - the beauty and the mystery of the world, out in the fields or deep inside books - can re-dignify the worst-stung heart.” - Mary Oliver . . . . #maryoliver #quote #poetry #leaves #nature #trees #stories #otherness #empathy #fall #autumn #winter #grass #leavesofgrass #leavesongrass #orange #red #autumnal #simplepleasures #naturetherapy #inittogether #connection #bekind

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Sometimes people come into your life as catalysts for inner growth..to hold that mirror up to your defenses, fears, and insecurities. They come and shatter everything your ego has used to defend itself to hide the deepest, darkest corners of our shadow side. Sometimes our guides offer us many opportunities to ascend but it takes a wrecking ball to get our attention. #egodeath #ego #defense #shadow #fear #goddess #selflove #selfcare #ascend #love #loveyourself #chicago #maryoliver #maryoliverpoetry

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Sleeping In The Forest by Mary Oliver I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds. I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed, nothing between me and the white fire of the stars but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths among the branches of the perfect trees. All night I heard the small kingdoms breathing around me, the insects, and the birds who do their work in the darkness. All night I rose and fell, as if in water, grappling with a luminous doom. By morning I had vanished at least a dozen times into something better.

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The Sun 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞”Have you ever seen anything in your life more wonderful. than the way the sun, every evening, relaxed and easy, floats toward the horizon and into the clouds or the hills, or the rumpled sea, and is gone-- and how it slides again out of the blackness, every morning, on the other side of the world, like a red flower streaming upward on its heavenly oils, say, on a morning in early summer, at its perfect imperial distance-- and have you ever felt for anything such wild love-- do you think there is anywhere, in any language, a word billowing enough for the pleasure that fills you, as the sun reaches out, as it warms you as you stand there, empty-handed-- or have you too turned from this world-- or have you too gone crazy for power, for things?” Mary Oliver #thesun #maryoliver #poetry #earthmedicine #souldancehealing #loveoflight #flameofjoy #natureshug #spiritsbreath #portlandhasasunnyday

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when i moved from one house to another there were many things i had no room for. what does one do? i rented a storage space. and filled it. years passed. occasionally i went there and looked in, but nothing happened, not a single twinge of the heart. as i grew older the things i cared about grew fewer, but were more important. so one day i undid the lock and called the trash man. he took everything. i felt like the little donkey when his burden is finally lifted. things! burn them, burn them! make a beautiful fire! more room in your heart for love, for the trees! for the birds who own nothing -- the reason they can fly. - mary oliver #maryoliver #maryoliverpoetry #less #simplicity #rhythms #minimalism #lessismore #declutter #letgo #simpleliving #nature #simplebeauty #slowlife #slowmoments #slowliving #simplemoments #balance #clarity #mindfulness

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What if 2019 was all about this? From Mary Oliver, Wild Geese. * * * You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes,  over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,  the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting over and over announcing your place  in the family of things. * * * #wildgeese #maryoliver #se #somaticexperiencing #somatic #bodymindsoul #soul #love #selflove

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What if 2019 was all about this? From Mary Oliver, Wild Geese. * * * You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes,  over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,  the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting over and over announcing your place  in the family of things. * * * #wildgeese #maryoliver #se #somaticexperiencing #somatic #bodymindsoul #soul #love #selflove

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3️⃣ Unexpected Books Every Yogi Must Read 📚 These enlightening books seemingly have nothing to do with yoga. And yet, they have *everything* to do with yoga 🤔 Yoga is a practice of examining our narratives and seeing the world through a liberating and expansive lens. The Craft adopts a yogic #philosophy that is reinforced by—and in alignment with—science, nature, and #poetry. When we're not studying yoga philosophy, we’re using these books to inspire our #practice >> link in the blog!

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My daily journaling pages are slowly changing and I'm finally letting it all go and trying new things out. As many of you know I'm happy with a ruler and dead straight lines, so throwing caution to the wind and actually tearing paper is a big deal for me. I'm such a rebel! While I still plan on testing new things, I am loving this! . Tonight's quote is from Mary Oliver. . . . . . #timetravelernotebook #calligraphy #maryoliver #vintagepaper #vintagejournal #penteltouch #quotes #pentelpens #penteltouch #quotesofinstagram #travelersnotebook #leatherplanner #fountainpens #bulletjournal #fountainpennetwork #travelersnotebooks #writedaily #bulletjournal #penaddict #lettering #handlettering #journaling #stationery #paperaddict #analog #loveforanalogue #digitaldetox

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#teachertuesday 💗🙏 @tina.marie.spogli ・・・ . . It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together & don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, & a silence in which another voice may speak . #maryoliver . Our practice as a doorway into more love, gratitude, & inner-knowing @laughinglotussf 🙏🏽 . Tuesday | 12pm | #lotusflow Friday | 4pm | #lotusflow Friday | 5:30pm | #happyhour {sub} Sunday | 6:15pm | Restore+Reiki {sub} . #comeasyouare #flowasyouare #love #gratitude #intuition #youareeverything #everythingisyou #garuda #eaglevibes #keepingitsimple #vinyasa #sfmission #sfyoga #laughinglotussf

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Mmm. Sweetness and body-heaven are such visceral words. 💗 We all deserve those moments, that internal sureness that the powerful pleasure of rhythm will continue. • If you’re feeling disconnected from your internal rhythms, I hope you’ll join me for “Reclaim Your Rhythm 101 online workshop” on Sunday February 10th. We’ll be a small group of helpers & healers, coming together on Zoom, to help initiate your shift into a calmer & more grounded way of being, even in this chaotic world. • Earlybird discount until next Sat 1/26! Snag your spot at the link in my bio. . . . #linkinmybio #workshop #online #helpers #healers #radicalselflove #radicalselfcare #rhythm #reclaimyourrhythm #maryoliver #mindbodysoul #holistichealth

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Today's musings from Mary Oliver. I've just recently discovered her and she writes some pretty great poetry and quotes. #maryoliver #poetry #words

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Skunk Cabbage By Mary Oliver And now as the iron rinds over the ponds start dissolving, you come, dreaming of ferns and flowers and new leaves unfolding, upon the brash turnip-hearted skunk cabbage slinging its bunches leaves up through the chilling mud. You kneel beside it. The smell is lurid and flows out in the most unabashed way, attracting into itself a continual spattering of protein. Appalling its rough green caves, and the thought of the thick root nested below, stubborn and powerful as instinct! But these are the woods you love, where the secret name of every death is life again – a miracle wrought surely not of mere turning but of dense and scalding reenactment. Not tenderness, not longing, but daring and brawn pull down the frozen waterfall, the past. Ferns, leaves, flowers, the last subtle refinements, elegant and easeful, wait to rise and flourish. What blazes the trail is not necessarily pretty #maryoliver #skunkcabbage #entheogen #nervine #sedative #antispasmodic #skunkcabbagetrail #roots #skunkcabbageroot

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“Last night the rain spoke to me slowly, saying, what joy to come falling out of the brisk cloud, to be happy again in a new way on the earth! That’s what it said as it dropped, smelling of iron, and vanished like a dream of the ocean into the branches and the grass below. Then it was over. The sky cleared. I was standing under a tree. The tree was a tree with happy leaves, and I was myself, and there were stars in the sky that were also themselves at the moment at which moment my right hand was holding my left hand which was holding the tree which was filled with stars and the soft rain – imagine! imagine! the long and wondrous journeys still to be ours.” ― Mary Oliver It's a rainy day here which means many things to people here. The rain and resulting green grown are welcomed, but also large storms mean evacuations for those in burn areas from recent fires. Love to all. ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ #film #sprocketrocket #lomography #tatianajohnsonphoto #solvangphotographer #santabarbaraphotographer #believeinfilm #rain #maryoliver #santayanez #youareloved #doubleexposurefilm #filmdoubleedposure #beautifulmama

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EL VIAJE (Un poema de #MaryOliver ) Un día por fin supiste lo que tenías que hacer, y lo empezaste, aunque a tu alrededor algunas voces insistían en gritar malos consejos… aunque toda la casa se puso a temblar y sentiste el viejo tirón en los tobillos. “¡Arréglame la vida!”, gritaba cada una de las voces. Pero no te detuviste. Sabías lo que tenías que hacer, aunque el viento husmeara con sus dedos rígidos hasta en los cimientos, aunque su melancolía fuese tremenda. Ya era bastante tarde y era una noche espantosa y la carretera estaba llena de ramas y piedras caídas. Pero poco a poco, a medida que dejabas atrás sus voces, las estrellas comenzaron a arder a través de las láminas de nubes, y se oyó una voz nueva que lentamente reconociste como tuya, que te hacía compañía mientras a zancadas penetrabas cada vez más en el mundo, con la decisión de hacer lo único que podías hacer… la decisión de salvar la única vida que podías salvar. #RevistaSudestada #17añosEnLaCalle

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The Journey Mary Oliver One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice – though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. ‘Mend my life!’ each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations – though their melancholy was terrible. It was already late enough, and a wild night, and the road full of fallen branches and stones. But little by little, as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice, which you slowly recognized as your own, that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the world, determined to do the only thing you could do – determined to save the only life you could save. ___ #equuscoaching #maryoliver #wordstoliveby #thejourney #lifecoaching

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Sometimes I think, were I just a little rougher made, I would go altogether to the woods... if for no other reason than to escape the heart-jamming damages and discouragements of the worlds mean spirits. But, no use. Even the most solitudinous of us is communal by habit, and indeed by commitment to the bravest of our dreams, which is to make a moral world. The whirlwind of human behavior is not to be set aside. #maryoliver @wendydcliff 😌 #rewilding #solitude #montana #glaciernationalpark #stayandwander #travelingthroughtheworld #winterwonderland #photooftheweek #lakemcdonald

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breathing space (Jillian): when you open a book to a random page and suddenly, out of nowhere, what is written there takes you out at the knees because it so perfectly and gracefully describes who-you-are-as-a-human in a few simple lines. And you’re flooded with glory and gratitude that somewhere in the world there is someone who gets you, and is a similar-type-of-human, even though you’ve never met. THIS is what I love beyond all reason about poetry. #maryoliver #poetry

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Inspired by an stunning poem by Mary Oliver, of which my favorite line is "and you too have come into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine." See my story for a time-lapse video on how I painted this! Full poem below: When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness. I would almost say that they save me, and daily. I am so distant from the hope of myself, in which I have goodness, and discernment, and never hurry through the world but walk slowly, and bow often. Around me the trees stir in their leaves and call out, “Stay awhile.” The light flows from their branches. And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say, “and you too have come into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine.” . . . . . . . #instagood #2019 #watercolor #watercolorlessons #paintingvideo #doitfortheprocess #maryoliver #art #instaart #dailyinspiration #kez #kezart #instapoetry

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Day 2: MORNING #hopewriterlife • The familiar routine of the morning often keeps me from recognizing the absolute miracle that it is. While I’m busy making sure all the things are done and all the people are up and moving, I don’t always appreciate the mercies that are new every single morning. The faithfulness of Jesus in the rising of the sun over and over again brings new life, new hope, new opportunities to participate in the grace He pours out. The brilliance is an invitation to stand in awe of who He is and what He’s done, and then to go and point the ones we love to the glory of God in the face of Jesus. I want the Lord to give me a heart that follows Mary Oliver’s simple instructions for life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. • @ehudge @hopewriters #insideout #morning #hope #maryoliver

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"Ten times a day something happens to me like this - some strengthening throb of amazement - some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness." 《《《《♡》》》》 "I tell you this to break your heart, by which I mean only that it break open and never close again to the rest of the world." 《《《《♡》》》》 "Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am  to be blessed." 《《《《♡》》》》 "Listen--are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?" 《《《《♡》》》》°°•Mary Oliver•°° #tətiʔəd #calypteanna #annashummingbird #hummingbird #maryoliver #heart #stirrings #pathwithaheart #natureconnection #awe #amazement #center #blessings #joy #sweetspot #littlefoot #rainbowtart #colorful #puffball #wings #goodmedicine #nature #expressions #soul #impressions #sacred #connection

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Standing on Waialea Beach surrounded by five sacred mountains, blinded by love, with melting hearts. The bell rang to welcome energies of the East and West, from all corners of the earth. Kiawe trees were giving pleasant shade, and gigantic pieces of drift wood brought grounding, and, at the same time, ecstatic feelings. Setting sun was tattooing new chapter on every single cell of our bodies. Peace grew in the center of our beings. We were lost once again, - in oneness of being with each other. Planetary game was favoring the auspicious Full Moon; Surya’s chariot slid into horizon painting everything orange when you whispered a poem: ‘Everything that was broken has forgotten its brokenness. I live now in a sky-house, through every window the sun. Also your presence. Our touching, our stories. Earthly and holy both. How can this be, but it is. Every day has something in it whose name is Forever’. 📸 @couplecups #maryoliver #poetry #magic #selfreflection #meditation #blackandwhitephoto #stillness #easyliving #allyouneedislove #beach #nomadiclife #inspirations #travelphotography #traveloften #hawaii #beach69 #simplicity #beautyofnature #womenempowerment #waialeabeach #simplicity #wsbisabi #trueheart #yogaliving #winterretreat

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