'To live with awareness of your essence is to sit in the center of
silently knowing why you are here. You go out into the world,
and sometimes the world breaks your heart, wounds your body,
and overcomes your mind’s ability to make sense of it all.
But if you can stay aware in your own still center, if you can
hear the sound of the voice of that which is larger than yourself
calling you home, you can meet the challenges, sometimes even
revel in them, because you know where home is
and you know you have not been forgotten.'
~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer
* the above image is the bark of a magical fig tree.
taken in Chefchaouen, a beautiful old town in the Rif Mountainsof Northern Morocco, in January 2012.