Summer’s Mindful Camp Smiles

“In a true you-and-I relationship, we are present mindfully, non-intrusively, the way we are present with things in nature. We do not tell a birch tree it should be more like an elm. We face it with no agenda, only an appreciation that becomes participation: ‘I love looking at this birch’ becomes ‘I am this birch’ and then ‘I and this birch are opening to a mystery that transcends and holds us both. “ ~David Richo

summer smiles 13
summer smiles 13 ~ d nelson

At camp we discover our true potential,
unburdened by pressures
from peers or external media,
supported by friends
and nature’s nurturing.

summer smiles 7
summer smiles 7

How natural we play
peacefully & happily together
when curious minds
and open hearts
are in balance.

painting nun
painting nun

Creativity blooms
along with the bright
smiles on our faces.
The teen in us
always vital
& willing to share
the enjoying of his
or her freshness.

Lets play
now!

60 Replies to “Summer’s Mindful Camp Smiles”

  1. I like your retreat posts. I wonder what the ones in charge would think of my last post on afterlife. I have to be curious here on the open minded thing.

  2. So many beautiful smiles… In this collage of inspiring faces, the smiles look to me like glimpses given straight through… straight through every thought to the soft lumens of being. We peek through one another, through smiles given and received, into the great and glorious movement of the world…

    Inspired,
    Michael

  3. Absolutely ebullient photos, filled with smiles, color, joys, talents, abilities and the richness of summer. And your words added a pleasant balm to it all. 🙂

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