“Wholeness and integrity depend upon the place’s underlying, invisible ecology. Spirit-of-place is influenced by human thought and action: how places are used revered, un-valued or exploited affects them… Listening to a place’s past will tell us where it wants to go in the future: what it needs, what it can’t accept, what would be sustainable and what wouldn’t.”

Christopher Day, Places of the Soul: Architecture and Environmental Design as a Healing Art

Quesada Gardens Initiative in San Francisco. Image courtesy of Katherine Gustafson, featured in the Christian Science Monitor.

“Everything is loved not for its own sake,

but because Self lives in it.”

~ Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Our home planet. NASA.

Amidst a whirlwind of seeming insanity, when it’s easy to believe that divisiveness prevails, we can gather back our focus and energy, walk the Beauty Way, and lovingly tend and deeply appreciate what’s right where we are.

Big Love,


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Featured image credit: Zen Garden in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. Photo by Jamie S. Walters, Sophia’s Children.