~ Envy

krohnconservatory 2013 butterflies 279

“Envying another’s beauty will diminish your own.
But when you praise beauty in others your own beauty deepens.”
~ Daisaku Ikeda

~ Caretake this moment

Butterfly 037 TAKE FOUR

“Caretake this moment. Immerse yourself in its particulars. Respond to this person, this challenge, this deed. Quit evasions. Stop giving yourself needless trouble. It is time to really live; to fully inhabit the situation you happen to be in now.”

~ Epictetus

~ Do not despise your own place and hour.

krohnconservatory 2013 butterflies 286“Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.”

~ John Burroughs, Studies in Nature and Literature  

 

~ Experience

 

Orb Weaver

Orb Weaver

“Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.”
   ~ Henry James