Four Feet One Heart

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Four feet walking the path,

one heart beating.

Did you ever think we would be here?

walking to the light,

the earth caressing our souls,

as if there was no tomorrow,

speaking,

of His love.

There is eternity in the waves,

listen,

you can hear the angels,

and the rhythm of certainty.

Take my hand, shhh,

we’re not leaving yet,

this is just a foretaste,

as your lips meet mine,

our prayers held safe,

with four feet,

firmly planted,

one heart beating.

 

 

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Blessings to everyone, and peace!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

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Body and Soul

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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

John Muir

 Scottish born John Muir, worked for most of his life to preserve the wilderness of the American west. He was a conservationist before there was such a thing. Muir helped the National Parks become established, with the National Parks Bill passing Congress in 1890. This bill established Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. He was often called the “Mountain Prophet”, and is now considered the, “Father of the National Parks”. His books have inspired millions.

In this quote, Muir so beautifully illustrates the connection of the physical and spiritual worlds. For Muir the spiritual was deeply rooted in nature, or perhaps nature was deeply rooted in the spiritual. Nature is also good for the body. I love the expression, we need, “beauty as well as bread”. Life is more than just the physical world, it is more than just spiritual world. It is both at the same time, and both are equally important.

Peace.

This is day 3 of the 3 Day Quote Challenge given to me Kavita at KVision and Elisabet at An Elephant Named Buddha. Thank you!

Commentary and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Blessings to everyone. 

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Mr. and Mrs. Nicodemas

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My Love is on the left, and that’s me on the right. Do you like our hats? This was meant to be funny, so I hope you are laughing!!

This is just a note to let you know we are going to be traveling, sometimes home and sometimes not. I’m hoping to walk on sand again, and sip some great iced tea (no lemon). I’ll be watching the waves put me to sleep, and getting some reading done. Since most of you know I love Rumi, and Gibran, do you have any suggestions for similar types of books?

I also wanted to let you know I may not be stopping by as often, visiting your sites. You know how I love your work though, so I will return full throttle in about two weeks. I will still post here once or twice a day.

Peace and let me know about books you recommend!

Commentary and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Blessings to everyone, and peace!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Taller than the Trees

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I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.

Henry David Thoreau

 So having walked in the woods, we realize we are nurtured, but what does Thoreau mean by this? How can we be taller than the trees, and what does that mean? I believe there is a twofold answer. First, the person that has received from nature, by being in it, is strengthened. He/she has a clear mind, and peace is dwelling inside. These important elements bring strength to a person. We can walk taller, because we have the confidence we need. There is no need to be afraid, we are able to let go of anger, or any hindrance, to our internal life.

Secondly, the person that has been in the woods, can see the big picture now. The problems that did seem big, are not nearly as big as they thought. Ever hear the expression “You can’t see the forest because of the trees”? In nature this is reversed. We can see the forest now, because our spirit has grown, and we can see more clearly. We are above the trees. We can have a long distance vision.

Using the illustration again of a mother, do you remember your Mama helping you when you were little and you were injured? Maybe you were stung by a bee, or fell off your bike. What did she do? She held you, spoke gently to you, cleaned your wounds, and eased your pain. Nature can do that. We wipe our tears,  we keep walking the path, and we realize we are made stronger and more confident than ever. Peace.

 

 

This is day 2 of the 3 Day Quote Challenge given to me Kavita at KVision and Elisabet at An Elephant Named Buddha. Thank you!

Commentary and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Blessings to everyone, and peace!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Moonlight on the Beach

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen you,

more beautiful,

than with the moonlight,

dancing in your hair,

holding hands, walking,

we tell our deepest secrets,

without saying a word. Oneness.

When I see your eyelids close,

I know you are praying,

or at least breathing in,

the divinity of the moment.

Our energy, our love,

flowing, tells us both,

we can let go,

there is no need to worry.

the security of waves,

and the assurance,

of the endless.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen you,

more beautiful,

than with the moonlight,

dancing in your hair.

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Blessings to everyone, and peace!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

A Quiet Walk

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Take a quiet walk with Mother Nature. It will nurture your mind, body and soul.

Anthony Douglas Williams

 Have you ever taken a walk, so you can think something through? Maybe someone upset you, or you had a decision to make, and walking helped calm you down, or helped clear your thoughts. What was it about nature though, that brought about the change?

Is nature just an energy force, something ambiguous we can’t quite describe? Some with faith say God created nature, and that’s all there is. Yet, if we are really honest with ourselves, there is a presence in nature, that we don’t find anywhere else. It is true, much depends on the person’s frame of mind, but when a person is quiet in nature, the nurturing does take place. Maybe that’s why many call the earth our mother. Our mind receives nurturing, our body becomes relaxed (not to mention the benefit of exercise), and our inner most person is given peace.

Take a quiet walk today, and you will receive more than you can imagine. Blessings!

 

This is part of a 3 Day Quote Challenge given to me by Kavita at KVision, and Elisabet, at An Elephant Named Buddha. Thank you! I love quotes.

Commentary and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Blessings to everyone, and peace!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

The Earth

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I remember when the earth was young,

she could breathe more easily,

and she did not carry the weight,

of so many sins.

She did not have to bare her shoulders,

to be loved,

and the people came from her heart,

living in their bones, in their spirit,

free to love her, and to thank her,

in return.

They did not live far from her heart.

I don’t know what will become,

of her, of us,

I just hope we will be clean,

when we are turned into nothing,

but dust,

when we return,

to her heart.

 

 

Note: This was created from thinking about First Nations people.

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Blessings to everyone, and peace!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”