Monthly Archives: February 2015

2/28/15–Roar

Don’t ever be afraid to roar.  There are many, many things in life that are roar-worthy. Lions are never ashamed.  Roar in laughter, roar in pain, roar for justice, roar for love.  ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 2/28/15

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2/27/15–God

“That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshiping we are becoming.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson “We create the image … Continue reading

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2/26/15–Sleep

“There is no greater peace than to sleep under the holy cathedral of trees and blanket of sky above.  I would be satiated for eternity.”  ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 2/25/15

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Hate: The Sumac and Thistle, Lessons from Nature

Hate: The Sumac and Thistle, Lessons from Nature by Monica R. Ashbaugh, 2/26/15 I don’t usually hate things. I try to purge the word “hate” out of my vocabulary. “Hate begets hate, love begets love.” Somebody said that, maybe the … Continue reading

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2/25/15–Power & Peace

“The people who have the most power should make the most compromise. To have real peace there must be compromise, otherwise it is a submission. A submission leaves one group powerless. Violence is the bloody scream of frustration and suffering … Continue reading

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2/24/15–Dying

“Life is painful when it is dying away. The driving force of life is that it wants to live. Death is alien to a body. The only thing a body knows is how to live. A body doesn’t know how … Continue reading

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2/23/15–Today’s Infancy

“Do not carry the grudge of anger into a new day. Leave your sorrow behind the dawn.  Each day begins anew. Let the pieces of yesterday fall to dust. Let the pieces of you fall away. Every morning you are … Continue reading

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2/22/15–Maybe

“Dwell in the ‘maybe-ness’ of life.” How much of what we think is true? That inner dialogue that constantly runs in our head, the internal observer of our actions and encounters, the assessments and examinations we give ourselves–how much is … Continue reading

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2/21/15–Crucible

“Death is the crucible of our humanness.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 2/20/15

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2/20/15–Awe

“The wonder of the universe is constantly unfolding to us.  It is part of our natural consciousness to open our eyes to awe…and All.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 2/20/15

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