A Good Fire

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“Thoreau’s Cooking Stove”  |  Anthony Satori

“I sometimes left a good fire when I went to take a walk in a winter afternoon; and when I returned, three or four hours afterward, it would be still alive and glowing.  My house was not empty though I was gone.  It was as if I had left a cheerful housekeeper behind.  It was I and Fire that lived there.”

“The next winter I used a small cooking-stove for economy…  but it did not keep fire so well as the open fireplace.  Cooking was then, for the most part, no longer a poetic, but merely a chemic process.  It will soon be forgotten, in these days of stoves, that we used to roast potatoes in the ashes.  The stove not only took up room and scented the house, but it concealed the fire, and I felt as if I had lost a companion.  You can always see a face in the fire.  The laborer, looking into it at evening, purifies his thoughts…  But I could no longer sit and look into the fire.”

— Henry David Thoreau

This Is Not An Apple

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“This Is Not An Apple”  |  Anthony Satori

It is always worth the effort to strive to understand the heart and mind of someone that you love.  Approach each other with compassion and empathy.  Give the process time and space.  And always leave room for silence and breath.  If you do these things, you will always find yourself returning to a place of resonance, peace, and harmony.

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Merge with the Divine

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“Contemplation”  |  Anthony Satori

“Well, I believe life is a Zen koan, that is, an unsolvable riddle.  But the contemplation of that riddle — even though it cannot be solved — is, in itself, transformative.  And if the contemplation is of high enough quality, you can merge with the divine.”

— Tom Robbins

Expect Wonders

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“Expect Wonders”  |  Anthony Satori

“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed.  Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.”

— Henry David Thoreau