Archives for posts with tag: transformation

November 28, 2014 thanksgiving 100.


The mountain is the mountain

And the Way is the same as of old.

Verily what is changed is my own heart.




Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014


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Life means giving and taking:

exchange, transformation.

It is breathing in and breathing out.


It is not the taking possession of anything,

but a taking part in everything

that comes in touch with us.


It is neither a state of possession

nor of being possessed,

neither a clinging to the objects of our experience

nor a state of indifference,

but the middle way,

the way of transformation.

We are transformed by what we accept.

We transform what we have accepted

by assimilating it.

We are transformed by the act of giving,

and we contribute to

the transformation of others

by what we are giving.


He who opposes this process of transformation

will die the slow death of rigidity …


Lama Anagarika Govinda


Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

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What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,

the master calls a butterfly.

Richard Bach


Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

Universal Forms

The universal forms do not change,
just as the constellations remain the same.

But instant by instant,
the particular forms transform,
as the sphere of heaven
changes as it turns.

The sky is wet then dry,
cold then hot,
bright then dark.

But these rapidly alternating forms
are all subsumed
under the universal unchanging form
of the sky.

The Earth is every-changing,
generating, producing,
yielding different crops-
yet it remains the Earth.

Water may be standing or flowing-
but it is still water.

Hermes Trismegistus, Thoth

From, The Hermetica
translated by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2013

Reality of Love

Know that ever about
you stands the reality of love,
and each moment
you have the power
to transform your world
by what you have learned.

Richard Bach
Photos by Woodland Gnome