Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Mississauga Chinatown 1 (2013, 6.4) by rchoephoto

I believe involvement with art should be in partnership
with the quest for spiritual understanding. 
I must create, share, and hopefully insure
that myself and others will continue to unlock our potential 
for perceiving, experiencing, and expressing beauty.

Pomona Hallenbeck

Monday, August 26, 2013

Being Here

RIC_7336-1 by rchoephoto
RIC_7336-1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

The closer we get to our own dying, 
the more amazed we may be at being here at all.

Mary Grace Orr

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013


Ladder by rchoephoto
Ladder, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     We are impoverished in our longing and devoid of imagination
     when it comes to our reaching out to others. ... 
     We need to be introduced to our longings, because they guard
     our mystery. 

        Alan Jones

Thursday, August 22, 2013


RC1_9260 by rchoephoto
RC1_9260, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Movements have narratives. They tell stories, because they are not just about rearranging economics and politics. They also rearrange meaning. And they’re not just about redistributing the goods. 
They’re about figuring out what is good.

Marshall Ganz

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


RIC_0018-1 by rchoephoto
RIC_0018-1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     You are always yourself, moment to moment, 
     in nonstop flow. Your way is not a becoming 
     but a being, not a matter of now and then, 
     but always: you are the time of your life. 

        Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum, 
        Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Ghost Ranch  (2013, 7.) by rchoephoto
Ghost Ranch (2013, 7.), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Prayer is, for me, an intentional openness to 
the presence of mystery in my life.
Sometimes it is labor, sometimes ecstatic surprise. 
Sometimes both.

Pat Schneider, How the Light Gets In

Monday, August 19, 2013


Sunrise 2 (2013, 8.13) by rchoephoto
Sunrise 2 (2013, 8.13), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     I arise in the morning torn between a desire 
     to save the world and a desire to savour the world.
     This makes it hard to plan the day. 

        E. B. White

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Letting Go

RIC_0335-1 by rchoephoto
RIC_0335-1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Living now is nakedness of heart;
Dying – just another letting go.

Pat Schneider, Letting Go

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


RIC_6456-1 by rchoephoto
RIC_6456-1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Genuine creativity is characterized by an intensity of awareness, 
a heightened consciousness. 

Rollo May

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Primary Medium

Ghost Ranch 16 (2013, 7.30) by rchoephoto
Ghost Ranch 16 (2013, 7.30), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     We are the primary medium of the creative act – 
     not film or clay, paints or words. Learning to see, 
     learning to be, and learning to come into
     accord with the deeper sources within and 
     without – these are, undoubtedly the greatest 
     challenges given us, the most potent test of our 
     creative aspirations and capabilities. 

        David Ulrich, The Widening Stream

Monday, August 12, 2013


Uyede Home 1 (2013, 8.5) by rchoephoto
Uyede Home 1 (2013, 8.5), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Mindfulness is a practice of being present 
with the truth of this moment.

Mary Grace Orr

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013


Ghost Ranch 6 (2013, 7.29) by rchoephoto
Ghost Ranch 6 (2013, 7.29), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Making a pilgrimage is a way to prove your faith 
and find answers to your deepest questions. 

Ahmet, Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage

Friday, August 9, 2013

No Way

RIC_5889-1 by rchoephoto
RIC_5889-1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

The beauty of the Way is that there is no "Way." 

Loy Ching-Yuen, 
The Book of the Heart

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Ghost Ranch 1 (2013, 7.24) by rchoephoto
Ghost Ranch 1 (2013, 7.24), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, 
there is no such thing. 
Making your unknown known is the important thing. 

Georgia O'Keeffe

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Sunrise, Ghost Ranch 8 (2013, 7.21) by rchoephoto
Sunrise, Ghost Ranch 8 (2013, 7.21), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Go confidently in the direction of dreams - 
live the life you've imagined. 

Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013


Ghost Ranch 1 (2013, 7.30) by rchoephoto
Ghost Ranch 1 (2013, 7.30), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     One of the many paradoxes of creativity is that 
     we cannot know it fully, yet we can deeply experience it 
     within ourselves. 

        David Ulrich, The Widening Stream: the Seven Stages of Creativity

Sunday, August 4, 2013

To Love

Tiger Lily 1 (2013, 7.7) by rchoephoto
Tiger Lily 1 (2013, 7.7), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

To love. To be loved. 

To never forget your own insignificance. 
To never get used to the unspeakable violence 
and the vulgar disparity of life around you. 
To seek joy in the saddest places. 
To pursue beauty to its lair. 
To never simplify what is complicated 
or complicate what is simple. 
To respect strength, never power. 
Above all, to watch. 
To try and understand. 
To never look away. 
And never, never, to forget. 

Arundhati Roy

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013


RIC_5430-1 by rchoephoto
RIC_5430-1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

If you perceive the universe as being 
a universe of abundance, then it will be. 
If you think of the universe 
as one of scarcity, then it will be. 

Milton Glaser