I keep my eyes wide open all the time …

At the Water's Edge Duck floats quietly, tranquil The Tao of Fauna

At the Water’s Edge
Duck floats quietly, tranquil
The Tao of Fauna

Thoughts I’ve spent time with this past week are the Spiritual tenets that you are always where you are meant, and need, to be and the Universe sends circumstances and people who happen FOR you, not TO you.

I watch this duck (pictured above), floating at the still centre, in a nest no less ~ and I know I’m looking at a symbolic representation of the Tao; a space where so many seek to dwell.

… should you choose to devote yourself to the ongoing journey of self-realization, you will develop a tremendous sense of respect for who you really are. It is only then that you will come to appreciate the full depth of meaning in the advice: to thine own self be true. 

This is the mindful path I’ve been walking this year – wandering ever closer to that place of  Mine Own Self. I’m seeking to unearth, and release, the parts of me that feel in need of protection, or that they are not okay.

Sign posts to this destination would be helpful.

At the Water's Edge Communities ebb and flow Silence among friends

At the Water’s Edge
Communities ebb and flow
Silence among friends

It takes courage to let go of behaviours that conspire to make each moment ‘acceptable’; it runs in the face of letting each moment unfold exactly as it is.

You will never find yourself in what you have built to define yourself. You are the one who is doing the building.

I look out at the Floating Duck and the Still, Regal Seagull. In this moment of Beauty and Quiet, I feel the wonder in the wake rippling in; the Sea-Doo that created it now very far away.

Noise comes, noise goes.

Disruptions arise, disruptions abate.

Tranquility is there, at the centre, always.

I desire to dwell there.

When you move in the Tao, you are always present. Life becomes absolutely simple.

At the Water’s Edge, I am aware I have a long way to go; I still tend to over-complicate ‘simple.’ And I’m grateful that Nature so beautifully reflects the possibilities that await me as long as I keep mindfully walking …

[All quotes in this blog post were taken from The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer.]


  1. It’s my goal to keep my eyes wide open, too!



    Barbara – how lovely to see you again. Your posts and beautiful sharing inspired me to be more open, and grateful, with all that is in my life. Thank you for that.


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