One word: Gratefulness
Gratefulness for the many opportunities to touch the dearest freshness deep down things.
Gratefulness for Brother David, everyone in our group, Big Creek Reserve, Esalen, Partington Cove, Slates Hot Springs, good food, perfect weather, mountain lion scat, condor feathers, deep pools of clean fresh water, waves, poems, redwoods, The Hermitage, silence, a fuller breath, soft eyes, the more and ever more, Gravity, belonging, the sponge, dialogue, wholeheartedness, fearlessness, and to doing the next right thing...
"When we re- move the world from our shoulders we notice:
It doesn't drop. Where is the responsibility ? "
~ John Cage
Nature & Contemplation Photo Collection or as Slideshow
Steven K Harper
New Camaldoli Hermitage