Saturday, November 24, 2012

Gratitude is a Ruthless Path

Vishnu Flying on Garuda (1723-1727)
Vishnu Flying on Garuda (1723-1727)
Some great trees have fallen in the forest of this life, and the beautiful stories that lived within them were lost forever. Lightening fires have scorched much of this wilderness, the smoke and ash still billow in the wind.

And yet, every dawn, this primeval wood stands in salute to the scintillant sun; and at every dusk, it opens itself up to the lusciousness of night.

Gratitude is a ruthless path, my friend, it allows for no exceptions.

-- Richard Power

Richard Power's latest book, Humanifesto: A Guide to Primal Reality in an Era of Global Peril is available now in soft cover and Kindle versions, from Amazon and elsewhere.