Category Archives: Personal Growth

Fall Into the Moment…

Gorge--Blue vs Gold

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

—John Muir

The Zen of Autumn There’s a place I go, which is not thousands of miles away, where the past, present and future become a timeless sort of moment—where ‘nature reigns supreme’ and it’s easy to stop thinking and doing and to start…simply…being.

I’m not sure if the magic comes from what I see…the vibrant gold, orange and crimson colored leaves falling, like feathers, from the trees, to their new home: the earth and the nearby water, which feeds into a nearby river.

Or maybe it’s certain leaves, some still green, remaining on their branches as long as they can, waiting for their moment…to fall.

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A Guest of the Bedouins–Tips and Pics

Atayak's brother

“Want to help me find my camels?”

I was in Jordan—one of several Middle Eastern countries I visited this past summer—traveling on my own and loving it, but facing a few challenges due to the fact that it was the end of high season. While it’s nice to visit places that aren’t overrun with tourists, the down side is that you’re not always able to jump in on other travelers’ tours or to share transportation costs. There just aren’t that many options.

But as luck would have it, things just sort of fell into place—as they often do when I’m traveling. I was on the verge of committing to an expensive couple of days (I was going to experience Wadi Rum no matter what) when something wonderful happened…

One of the Bedouin guides I’d been talking, a man named Atayak, decided to invite me as his guest.

“I’m finished working for the season and I’m now officially on vacation. I just need to get back out into the desert and find my camels that I left there. Want to join me?” he asked. I would only need to pay for food, he said. He’s a camel racer, by the way.

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Earth, Wind, Fire, Water…and Sand

Earth, Wind, Fire, Water...and Sand (c) L Egle, 2010

Nature is one of the best places to find yourself...at home or abroad. It's peaceful and it's beautiful. And it's definitely where I find it easiest to get in touch with myself, to relax and experience healing if that's what I need. When I created this unique photo, I thought about the various types ...

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Travel: An “Inner Journey”

Aleppo Souk light (Syria)

“Once we begin to see travel as an inner journey, it is possible to turn every trip we take into a spiritual practice—a hero’s adventure that enlivens our hearts and enlarges our souls. Travel becomes a spiritual experience for us when we are conscious at every moment that our physical transportation from place to place ...

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