Brumal Summits: The Peaks And Valleys Of Happiness

Brumal Summits: The Peaks And Valleys Of Happiness “You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.” – Lauren Oliver Happiness is not an exact destination, nor is it a finite goal whose criteria can be met and ultimately accomplished. Instead, happiness is a journey. It is an infinite pursuit, endlessly sought because it is a […]

Evergreen Reflections: In Regard To Meditation

Evergreen Reflections: In Regard To Meditation “Meditation is an essential travel partner on your journey of personal transformation. Meditation connects you with your soul, and this connection gives you access to your intuition, your heartfelt desires, your integrity, and the inspiration to create a life you love.” – Sarah McLean As meditation seeks to channel […]

A Snowy Boscage: Unshackled In Spite Of Misfortune

A Snowy Boscage: Unshackled In Spite Of Misfortune “Gratitude is often caused not by gain but by loss.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana When you’re succeeding in life and feeling confident, it often becomes difficult to appreciate all of the prosperity and delight that surrounds you. Getting overly fixated on your vision of the future, in the […]

The Idle Woodlands: Passage Through Stillness

The Idle Woodlands: Passage Through Stillness “Restore your attention or bring it to a new level by dramatically slowing down whatever you’re doing.” – Sharon Salzberg Too many people rush through life with a sort of reckless abandon, never fully aware of what they’re doing, where they’re going or why. Asleep at the wheel, as […]

Solitude Of The Misty Wilds: Resolute On One’s Own

Solitude Of The Misty Wilds: Resolute On One’s Own “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Gautama Buddha As a child, you are essentially unable to provide for yourself or engage in any decision making independent from the oversight of your parents […]

The Frozen Woods: Ruminations On Loss

The Frozen Woods: Ruminations On Loss “Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” – Arthur Schopenhauer The hardships in life force us to grow, to become stronger in order to overcome. Similarly, it is loss which compels us to value that which matters most, to be grateful for what we […]

Forests Of Contemplation: Meditation And Self Reflection

Forests Of Contemplation: Meditation And Self Reflection “To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti Life manifests an endless series of distractions and troubles for each of us, every moment of every day. This can make the process of tuning out the noise in order to quiet the mind, […]