“Winter Flowers” | Anthony Satori
“Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.”
— Marcus Aurelius
I’ve always been fascinated with, and delighted by, flowers that bloom at night, or in the heart of winter. I find the mere existence of such joyfully contrarian and ebullient elements in nature to be both refreshing and inspiring. Winter-blooming flowers are truly demonstrating what it means to dig into one’s own innate “fountain of good,” and to create one’s own most pure and natural beauty from within one’s own true self.
“The Perfection of Stillness” | Anthony Satori
It is a uniquely pleasurable sensation to observe “daytime” things under the darkness and quiet of night. There is something deeply peaceful and reassuring about seeing a place that is usually filled with noise, activity, people, and words, and rather seeing it in a state of silence and calm, lacking nothing, existing complete and beautiful in the perfection of its stillness.
“Simplify” | Anthony Satori
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
— Henry David Thoreau
“Peaceful Afternoon” | Anthony Satori
“The more one meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be one’s world and the world at large.”
“The Elements Within” | Anthony Satori
“The most basic work for peace is to return to ourselves and to create harmony among the elements within us — our feelings, our perceptions, and our mental states. That is why the practice of meditation, looking deeply, is so important.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh