May the sound of this bell penetrate deep into the cosmos
Even in the darkest spots living beings are able to hear it clearly
So that all suffering in them ceases, 
understanding comes to their heart
And they transcend the path of sorrow and death.

The universal dharma door is already open
The sound of the rising tide is heard clearly
The miracle happens
A beautiful child appears in the heart of the lotus flower
One single drop of this compassionate water is enough to 
bring back the refreshing spring to our mountains and rivers.

Listening to the bell I feel the afflictions in me begin to dissolve
My mind calm, my body relaxed
A smile is born on my lips
Following the sound of the bell, my breath brings me back to the 
safe island of mindfulness
In the garden of my heart, the flowers of peace bloom beautifully. 

Gets me every time.
Design challenge accepted #soitbegins #graphicdesign #artskewl #typography #imagery #design
The Shovels and Rope release show at Grimeys tonight was exactly what I needed.  (at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music)
What do you guys think of this pattern I made for my website?
As I’ve grown older, I’ve thought a lot about leadership. This quote pretty much nails it. Be the kind of leader you would follow and only follow leaders you are proud to support. 

I may not be much of a leader right now but would love to come to a point where I can be. I think each person has something unique to share. And while I am certainly not perfect, I better myself each day and would love to one day help others do the same.
"I’ll tell you one thing
We ain’t gonna change much
The sun still rises
Even with the pain

I’ll tell you one thing
We ain’t gonna change love
The sun still rises
Even through the rain”
#theheadandtheheart #lotg
A really beautiful evening for Live on the Green tonight #lotg #liveonthegreen #nashville #tennessee #live #music #theheadandtheheart @headandtheheart  (at Downtown Nashville, Tenessee)
Only sharing this selfie for the wisdom. The wisdom is the important part. 

"Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher the tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be it’s roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That is balance."
Late night #sitting #waiting #wishing. Realizing timing is everything and I can’t control it all. 

What happens will happen and be for the best.
Would love to win this giveaway so I can try some of this super great chocolate! Thanks @kayla_itsines and @panachocolate #kaylaitsines #panachocolate
This reminds me of @meggiemehgs17 and @chelsealharper ❤️
Quick little note on my iPad. But it’s true isn’t it? As long as I go to bed every night knowing I did all I could do, I’m happy. That manifests in all aspects of my life: my health, wellness, work, and relationships. I hope you guys can say the same. 😘
Missin this one today. #tbt not very far but it was a good trip.
Chattanooga was a success. Going home always feels so comfortable and familiar. I miss it so much and it excites me lot that a city so close to my heart has grown so much. It was hard to leave!
Such a beautiful hike with a wonderful friend @slawc