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The Peace of Wild Things. Wendell Berry
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Member Since: 5/19/2010

Fitness Minutes: 83,278

My Goals:
Daily...I need
to care for my physical, spiritual, emotional and mental health.
Random acts of kindness

My Program:
Just Go- ( I go running)
Do 5 ( of anything for strength)
Just do today-(how I handle stress)
Work from the Outside in and the inside out.

~ Wendell Berry ~
(The Sabbath Poems, 1993, I)

No, no, there is no going back.
Less and less you are
that possibility you were.
More and more you have become
those lives and deaths
that have belonged to you.
You have become a sort of grave
containing much that was
and is no more in time, beloved
then, now, and always.
And so you have become a sort of tree
standing over the grave.
Now more than ever you can be
generous toward each day
that comes, young, to disappear
forever, and yet remain
unaging in the mind.
Every day you have less reason
not to give yourself away.

Personal Information:
My name is Rachel. I live in Montana. I am very blessed with abundance in all areas of my life.

Books that have helped me on my journey toward helping living;
Peace is Every Step
Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating
The Power of Habit
Taking the Leap
The Bible
The Four Agreements
The Happiness Project

Other Information:
"When you are in alignement with who you really are, you cannot help but uplift those with whom you come into contact. Your value to those around you hinges upon only one thing: your personal alignment with source. And the only thing you have to give to another is an example of that alignment, which they may observe, then desire, and then work to achieve." via Runi my yoga teacher

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    grateful for beautiful fabric to make my Ingrid a quilt
    for the adventure she is beginning on July 1
    joining the Peace Core, going to Africa.
    Oh, to have such a daughter

    SO, SO mother, like daughter.
    1903 days ago
    Rachel - Sorry for my slow response to your wonderful Thanksgiving greeting to me and the kitty girls!! I hope your Thanksgiving was full of love! Holidays are still rough for me (they were rough before I lost Beth), but I'm blessed with amazing friends that help me through!!

    With gratitude for your presence in my life,
    1981 days ago

    Thanks & blessings be
    to the Sun & the Earth
    for this bread & this wine,
    this fruit, this corn, this salt,
    this food;
    thanks be & blessing to them
    who prepare it, who serve it;
    thanks & blessings to them
    who share it
    (& also the absent & the dead).
    Thanks & Blessing to them who bring it
    (may they not want),
    to them who plant & tend it,
    harvest & gather it
    (may they not want);
    thanks & blessing to them who work
    & blessing to them who cannot;
    may they not want - for their hunger
    sours the wine & robs
    the taste from the salt.
    Thanks be for the sustenance & strength
    for our dance & work of justice, of peace.

    ~ Rafael Jesus Gonzalez ~
    1988 days ago
    Praise the mutilated world
    and the gray feather a thrush lost,
    and the gentle light that strays and vanishes
    and returns.
    Praise be!
    1996 days ago
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    I never log in anymore; I just log from my phone (if that!)
    So I emoticon and other Sparkfriends.
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    2005 days ago
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