Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Remembering Julie Magers Soulen


We are very sad to have learned that photographer Julie Magers Soulen, who was such a vibrant and active supporter of the Mind Body Spirit Marketplace, has passed from this lifetime. 
Her vibrant, positive spirit and beautiful Colorado photography was a very important and active part of our blog and Facebook page, and will be missed very much. 
I feel very fortunate to have (cyber) connected with Julie during this lifetime.  She was a regular contributor with us since our days at 1000 Markets. 
I was also very happy to have interviewed her for our Artist Series

Julie's energy will continue to live on through her stunning nature photography, and I'm sure her bright light will stay with us all - shinning strong, and illuminating our paths forward.


We love you Julie! {{big hug and kisses}}
diane




   "Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park" courtesy of Julie Magers Soulen
The photograph, one of my favorites, originally was used in our
article on Earth Day in 2011.




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Monday, February 10, 2014

Silence on the Spiritual Path


There is no denying, it has been a long and difficult winter for many of us this year.  
As with anything else in life however, we do have a choice how
we handle it. 
Try to embrace the natural quiet and silence that winter brings into our 
lives instead of becoming frustrated.
As pointed out through the words from Taoist author Deng Ming - Dao,
silence is actually a very 
important aspect to our spiritual development.  

As one progresses on the path, one seeks silence more and more.
It will be a great comfort, a tremendous source of solace and peace.

Once you find deep solitude and calm, there will be a great gladness in your heart.
Here finally is the place where you need neither defense or offense - 
the place where you can truly be open.
There will be bliss, wonder, the awe of attaining something pure and sacred.

After that, you will feel adoration of silence.
this is the peace that seems to elude so many.
This is the beauty of the Tao.




"Snowy Crossing" courtesy of Jude McConkey Photography.  
Prints available through her shop on Etsy.


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