Our Origins

I feel very connected to nature and the Earth. How about you? If I had my druthers, I would spend the rest of my days exploring her wild places (those that are left).

I love the below quote by Edward Abbey, notable American author and essayist. I do believe when we connect to nature, we feel the pulse of our origins. We somehow got this idea that taller buildings and more technology define us as more civilized. I would tend to disagree… It feels to me like we are “growing” more uncivilized by the second.

When we reconnect to the Earth and respect her in a way that she deserves to be cherished, it will be a big step towards creating a healthier, more fulfilled and truly civilized society.


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Our Origins © Susan L Hart 2021 | Photos courtesy confused_me and kareni, Pixabay

The Love Cure is You

Do you realize? You have more personal power than you likely know to change the world. The news is rife with division, hate, and fear. Some people just wait and hope for an external power or institution to cure the problems “out there”, so they can finally find some peace and happiness within themselves. They have a long wait.

If we don’t care enough about the world to personally get in the game, it will slip through our fingers like quicksand. It begins with one random act of kindness, a single word of compassion, a step upward on the stairway of understanding.

It’s one bit of love at a time. It ripples outward, and it builds. It comes from you, and me, and anyone else who chooses to participate, instead of just complaining about how bad things are. It’s what the ancient Greeks called “agape” – a selfless love for humanity – and the world sorely needs more of it.

Adopt a global consciousness. Choose to be a living example of love, compassion, and understanding. Work to bridge the divides you encounter. As Ghandi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

That which you give to the world, you ultimately give to yourself.


My travel story from Ecuador about intuition, connectedness, and love:
Eduardo & the Green Obsidian


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The Love Cure is You © Susan L Hart 2021 | Friendly comments welcome | Photo courtesy geralt, Pixabay

Our Meeting Place

Have you noticed? The world seems to be in a place where we’re always expected to choose sides now, no matter what. Over a year into it, while society is still consumed by daily news of a virus, there is another “dis-ease” that preys on humanity.

It’s called “you’re-either-with-us-or-against-us”. As long as we force each other to choose sides and then attack each other for those choices, there will never be any meeting ground for healing and building. We will constantly be stuck in a state of tearing down, doomed in a fatal downward spiral to a black void.

Imagine a time in future when aliens visit Earth, a beautiful place lush with flora and fauna, but strangely void of other life forms. And in their exploration of this lovely planet, they come upon a huge headstone that reads,

“Here lies Humanity. Sadly, they killed each other with their out of control egos.”

Personally this is not a future vision that I want to see manifest. As Rumi said,

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.”

Yes, we could make that choice to meet there, together. Imagine everyone on the same side, a unified commitment to constantly see, evaluate, and discuss many points of view, without judgement or a need to “have it all my way” or attack.

It would be a beginning…


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Our Meeting Place © Susan L Hart 2021 | Friendly comments welcome | Photo courtesy ImaArtist, Pixabay

I Am Ocean

Snowflakes
falling softly
tentatively
pure, white
innocent
new life.

I Am one.

Earth
cold hard
dormant
I land here.
I am ice, I am lost.
I wait.

Spring comes
warm sun,
I melt into
playing, trickling
tiny Rivulet.

I am born.

Playful riffles
gently learning
to flow
to maneuver
to be Stream.

Time passing,
stream is good
but I want more,
then suddenly  ~
rushing, roaring,
swirling, foaming

I become River.

Sometimes sunlight
flowing smoothly,
other times storms,
rocks, gashing
hard, struggling.

Learning
to be with rocks,
trees, sky,
other rivulets,
and streams.

I Am more.

Time passing,
waiting and
wanting,
with a deep
hunger inside
for vast.

Finally…
Letting go
of all ego,
I transform,
to endless, infinite
water Ocean.

I die.
I am born.
I Am One.


“I Am Ocean” © Susan L Hart 2019, 2021 | Friendly comments welcome | Photo courtesy adamkontor, Pixabay

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Chill Out & Relax

Ah, sweet spring! Springtime is an amazing gift, when the Earth brings us back to a place of renewal and remembrance that all things are possible in an infinite universe. Its sweetness is fleeting, so…

I’m making today a time to relax, unwind, chill out, play. I’m very good at work; not so much at play. If you are the same, try to make some time today to soak up some sunshine. Or, dust off that umbrella if need be, and do a little rain.

Whatever she’s doing in your neighborhood, try to get outdoors and enjoy some Nature. She never fails to slow us down and unbend our minds, returning us to the true center of our being.

Inspirational Quotes:

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.” ~ Suzanne Collins

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ~ Pablo Neruda

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” ~ Hal Borland

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

“Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

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