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Drop | "Just" small ocean drops, but what we think, feel, and do ripples into waves. | HartHaiku.com

Drop | In the ocean

Did you know? You have great power to affect change in this world. I know, the big problems of the world get us down at times. Individually and collectively, we tend to feel disempowered by them. After all, what affect can one tiny drop have on a great big ocean?

Plenty! One way you can make a difference is simply by taking care of your own energy field. When you do things that give you a feeling of personal fulfillment, you increase your own happiness quotient, and people actually feel it whenever you walk into a room. You don’t necessarily have to do anything other than be around them. They pick up your vibe.

And that positive vibe ripples outward. It uplifts them, then they send it outward, and on it goes, until it eventually it becomes a veritable wave. And then we all feel like we have the energy to face and overcome those bigger problems.

This is not an “airy fairy” idea; it is backed up by pure science. Our bodies are 50-75% water, and this recent article from Science Daily explains how it works: How our body ‘listens’ to vibrations

Basically, we pick up and transmit messages from and to other drops in the ocean. So, it behooves us to to do our “little part”, because it actually becomes big in the overall scheme of things. Together, we can create a joy wave!

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Rejuvenate | When city voids me, I flee to garden refuge ~ Hummingbird dances. | HartHaiku.com

Rejuvenate | With nature

As I take my daily walks along the river, framed by fragrant eucalyptus trees, I wonder what I would do without this escape hatch, my decompression chamber from the stresses of daily life. I feel in better balance when I return from my walks.

F. Scott Fitzgerald apparently said, “And after reading [Henry David] Thoreau, I felt how much I have lost by leaving nature out of my life.”

Yes, the famous essayist, poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau not only loved nature; he also believed it is an important part of our human experience here on Earth. Thoreau left us a rich legacy of works about life, freedom, and nature.

Here are just a few of my favorite Thoreau quotes about nature:

“I love Nature partly because she is not man, but a retreat from him. None of his institutions control or pervade her. There a different kind of right prevails. In her midst I can be glad with an entire gladness. If this world were all man, I could not stretch myself, I should lose all hope. He is constraint, she is freedom to me. He makes me wish for another world. She makes me content with this.”

“If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.”

“He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.”

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

“Wildness is the preservation of the World.”

“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.”

“Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.”

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Earth | Garbage on oceans, Pachamama weeps heartbreack, her children are lost. | HartHaiku.com

Earth | As a mirror

Think of Earth as a mirror, and the decay aspect as a reflection of our lack of caring and respect, not just for the Earth, but also for ourselves. Ask yourself this: Why are we destroying our own nest?

“You wouldn’t think you could kill an ocean, would you? But we’ll do it one day. That’s how negligent we are.” ~ Ian Rankin

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Sunrise | Golden rays reaching for first kiss on our faces, ambrosial hello. | HartHaiku.com

Sunrise | New beginnings

Here Comes The Sun. This classic Beatles song never fails to make my heart sing. According to Wikipedia: “As of September 2019, it was the most streamed Beatles song in the United Kingdom, with over 50 million plays.”

The song is 50 years old, written in 1969 by George Harrison. So why the sustained popularity?

There is something about the arrival of the sun that is energizing and uplifting to us. The song is about spring, respite from a cold, bleak winter, when the sun becomes stronger in the Northern Hemisphere. We turn our faces to the sun in gratitude, eager to embrace the fresh start.

This is why each sunrise also feels like a special gift, deep in our souls. It is a tangible sign of each day’s new beginning, and all of the opportunity that comes with it.

From my Hart Haiku post Sun Worship:

Grateful for you, Sun,
your ceaseless radiance greets
and anchors my day.

Inspirational quotes:

“Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.” ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity’s sunrise.” ~ William Blake

“Egyptians believe in the power of the sunrise. They believe each morning begins not just a new day, but a new world.” ~ Rick Riordan

“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich

“Every sunrise is priceless, and you can experience the richness that life holds only when you live life to the full instead of just being an onlooker.” ~ Stephen Richards

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