May I Be Truly Happy and Free

Wild Pacific Trail Ucluelet, B.C.

May I be filled with loving kindness,
May I be well, in body and in spirit,
May I be safe, from inner and outer dangers,
May I be truly happy,
and free.

©Jack Kornfield

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Home

Home is where we store our stories, till that story ends.
Boxes full, we start new pages, find new homes, new friends.

We leave behind the faintest essence of our story’s theme,
what we loved above all else, an outline of our dream.

A door removed for wheelchair access, doggy scratches on oak floors,
exquisite beauty of a garden, stained glass windows in the doors.

Epic tales of love and valour, one-act plays and all,
we settle in to add our chapter to the stories in the walls.

©2016 Sharron R. McMillan

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Choices

Doubt sees the obstacles;
faith sees the way.
Doubt sees the darkest night;
faith sees the day.
Doubt dreads to take a step;
faith soars on high.
Doubt questions, “Who believes?”
faith answers, “I”.
~Unknown

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Not A Stranger

You didn’t come into this world.
You came 
out of it, like a wave from the ocean.
You are not a stranger here.
Alan Watts

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Repeat Daily

Everything starts with me.
I have the power to change today.
I take responsibility for my life.
Great blessings are headed my way

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Monster In The Woods

Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet,BC, Canada

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Forest Bathing

Shinrin-yoku

Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.
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True Wisdom

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
~Socrates

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In The Woods

Peace is here amongst the trees,
oxygen provides your needs.

Breathe in, breathe out,
stand still, don’t shout

Beauty’s touch is all you feel,
where healing miracles are real.

©2014 Sharron R. McMillan

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Mini Meadow

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I Run To My Garden


When the world out there
makes no sense at all,
when evil grows stronger
as innocents fall,

when freedom is license
and greed is the rule,
when games teach our children
more than their school.

I run to my garden
where healthy plants grow
and find simple truths
how we reap what we sow.

©2019 Sharron R. McMillan

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Nature’s Art

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Solitude or Loneliness

Language has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.
~ Paul Tilich

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Brighten The Corner Where You Are

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Be An Erratic

Large erratic in the woods


Life isn’t about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
~George Bernard Shaw

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