The Sun Shines in Us

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In celebration of the Summer Solstice (which lines up with a full moon tonight, called a “Strawberry Moon”), I wanted to share with you the stirring words of John Muir and a very moving video called “Muir Song” by Jannsen Powers. May the power of the sun instill its strength and may you hear the call of the wild, within!

Wonderful how completely everything in wild nature fits into us, as if truly part and parent of us. The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and; tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love.

~ John Muir (from “Mountain Thoughts” published in 1938 as “John of the Mountains”)

 

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