Sunday Dinner: Spirit Swans

September 26, 2015 swans 001~

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.

We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”


Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


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“One thing: you have to walk,

and create the way by your walking;

you will not find a ready-made path.

It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth.

You will have to create the path by walking yourself;

the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you.

It is just like the sky: the birds fly,

but they don’t leave any footprints.

You cannot follow them;

there are no footprints left behind.”




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“I once listened to an Indian on television

say that God was in the wind and the water,

and I wondered at how beautiful that was

because it meant

you could swim in Him

or have Him brush your face in a breeze.”


Donald Miller


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“We are all connected;

To each other, biologically.

To the earth, chemically.

To the rest of the universe atomically.”


Neil deGrasse Tyson


September 26, 2015 swans 007~

“The power of human thought grows exponentially

with the number of minds that share that thought.”


Dan Brown


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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015

Jones Mill Pond, along the Colonial Parkway, near Yorktown, Virginia


September 26, 2015 swans 008~

“The Way is not in the sky;

the Way is in the heart.”


Gautama Buddha

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

2 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Spirit Swans

  1. Thank you (belatedly), WG, for all the nourishment within this post – so much in the wise words you’ve chosen to share.

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