In the morning hours while on my mat, I feel inclined to ask myself ….

What is my Purpose?

To heal the suffering of others and therefore myself. To diligently seek the meaning of “why am I here” and to follow the Path revealed.

How can I achieve my Purpose?

Yoga, breathing exercises, meditation, goal-setting, and journaling are but a few. I favor walking through the forest in the cool of the morning and let the wind whisper the answers I seek.

Midday I ask myself….                                                         020

Am I achieving my Purpose?

Am I walking the Path that I know in my heart to be true? There should only be one answer.

In the evening, back on the mat I ask….

Did I achieve my Purpose?

Did I make a difference in someone’s life? Did I give more than I took? How did I achieve my Purpose? What adjustments could I make?

Am I too hard on myself for my failings? Can I let that part of me go and instead rejoice in the knowledge that I have a Purpose?


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  Anais Nin

I found this specimen in the wild several years ago and have enjoyed it’s progress ever since.


It’s common name is Bee balm or Wild Bergamot. It’s easily identified by it’s sublime fragrance and it’s square stem. To the left of the photo below is our friend St. John’s Wort. Take a walk and look for them, they’ll enjoy your company.



As I was wildcrafting St. John’s Wort I noticed repeatedly the synchronicity or bond between the herb and a flowering neighbor. The wild flower or in some cases Red Clover were attracting pollinators in large quantity despite the heat. St. John's WortA clever way to make yourself more noticeable or much more?

St. John's Wort

“Never does nature say one thing and wisdom say another.”

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