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bethkempton. The forest does not care what your hair looks like. The mountains don’

The forest does not care what your hair looks like. The mountains don’t move for any job title. The rivers keep running, regardless of your social-media following, your salary or your popularity. The flowers keep on blooming, whether or not you make mistakes. Nature just is, and welcomes you, just as you are.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - from my book Wabi Sabi: Japanese wisdom for a perfectly imperfect life. ✨Want to win a personalised copy for you and a friend, along with some Japanese stationery goodies? Check out my feed for yesterday’s post on how to enter - see the image of the book cover with some white and yellow flowers✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nature #natureconnection #wearenature #thegreatoutdoors #thingsastheyare #wabisabi #japanesewisdom #etymology #authorsofig #trees #fortheloveoftrees #forestbathing #shinrinyoku #japanesewellness #countrylife #walkinthewoods #thisissummer #englishsummer⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ photo @byhollybobbins

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I’d been to Sequoia before, but only alone. Turns out having people to go with is also wonderful, who knew! #alwayslurking #thingsastheyare #sequoianationalpark #sequoianp #findyourpark #letsgetnatural #hellyeahskatecamp #skatecamppirates

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bethkempton. \"According to the Cambridge English dictionary, nature is ‘all the ani

"According to the Cambridge English dictionary, nature is ‘all the animals, plants, rocks, etc. in the world and all the features, forces and processes that happen or exist independently of people, such as the weather, the sea, mountains, the production of young animals, or plants, and growth’ and ‘the force that is responsible for physical life and that is sometimes spoken of as a person’. The main definition given in Kōjien, the Japanese equivalent of this dictionary, simply states: ‘Things as they are’." Don't you just love the elegance and simplicity of that? (quote from my book Wabi Sabi: Japanese wisdom for a perfectly imperfect life')⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nature #natureconnection #wearenature #thegreatoutdoors #thingsastheyare #wabisabi #japanesewisdom #etymology #authorsofig #trees #fortheloveoftrees #forestbathing #shinrinyoku #japanesewellness #countrylife #walkinthewoods #thisissummer #englishsummer⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ photo @byhollybobbins

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ania_teachingandtravelling. The Master has no mind of her own.
She works with the mind of the peop

The Master has no mind of her own. She works with the mind of the people. She is good to people who are good. She is also good to people who aren't good. This is true goodness. She trusts people who are trustworthy. She also trusts people who aren't trustworthy. This is true trust. The Master's mind is like space. People don't understand her. They look to her and wait. She treats them like her own children. . . ~~Tao~~ . . #tao #philosophy #buddhistthought #yogini #dakini #importantmoments #mettameditation #mettabhavana #gratitude #universallove #compassion #lovingkindness #yogionthemove #travellingyogi #imageinthemirror #seeyourself #thingsastheyare

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bethkempton. Don't you think courgette flowers are such a beautiful creation? I lov

Don't you think courgette flowers are such a beautiful creation? I love them at this stage, before the flowers open up to their fullness. The curling section at the top is so delicate, like the skin of overboiled milk. So many treats await in the garden at this time of year... I am loving this slowed down pace of the summer holidays, with gentle mornings, lots of laughing at the beach, friends round for tea. The weather here is so changeable at the moment, and there is a freshness in the switch from bright sunshine to heavy rain to gentle breeze. When it’s too hot to be outside the girls love nothing more than to sit at the kitchen table drawing, which inspires me to do the same❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nature #natureconnection #wearenature #thegreatoutdoors #thingsastheyare #dowhatyoulove #eatwhatyougrow #courgetteflowers #gardening #lifeoutdoors #countrylife #cottagelife #cottagegarden #ponderingtheweather #thisissummer #englishsummer

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bethkempton. \"Japanese nature writing does not just emphasise a sense of place but

"Japanese nature writing does not just emphasise a sense of place but also, crucially, a sense of time. This is evoked by seasonal references or implications, and through observations of impermanence. This impermanence is expressed in two ways – through the absence of something that was but is no longer, and through the notion of transience, in the sense of something that is but will soon no longer be." This is the kind of thing I think about when I'm gardening. That might be why I love gardening so much, and why I tend to spend a lot longer out there than I intend to when I "just pop out to water the plants'... How about you? What do you think about when you are tending your garden, or watering your house plants?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Quote above from my book Wabi Sabi: Japanese wisdom for a perfectly imperfect life)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nature #natureconnection #wearenature #thegreatoutdoors #thingsastheyare #wabisabi #japanesewisdom #etymology #authorsofig #gardening #lifeoutdoors #japanesewellness #countrylife #sixteenthcenturycottage #livinginanoldhouse #cottagelife #cottagegarden #naturewriting #japaneseliterature #thisissummer #englishsummer⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo @byhollybobbins

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When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. (c) Wayne Dyer From the shoot for @modelsin_asia Photographer @joshrh19 MUAH @nikkikanika Location @morningtonight91studio #magazineshoot #thingsastheyare

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Doug Barlow shows me a hunk of rock with quartz and some gold (hiding out on the left hand side). Rock-A-Buy, Duncan, AZ. #thingsastheyare #geologyrocks #geology #quartz #goldflakes #arizona #rockshop

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Doug Barlow, the owner of Rock-A-Buy rock shop. He let me take home a piece of red jasper with quartz veins running through it. He grew up in the small town of Duncan, AZ and retired there after having worked in oil in Texas. “Never thought I’d get homesick for the mountains,” he told me about living in Texas. “One night I packed my bag and headed to Big Bend just to see something sticking out of the ground.” Doug’s favorite rocks are malachite and azurite. #thingsastheyare #makeportraits #arizona #geology #cowboyhat #rockshop #smallbusiness #smalltownusa #duncanaz #geologyrocks

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Rock-A-Buy rock shop in Duncan, AZ. Near Duncan lies one of the world’s largest copper reserves, the Morenci Mine. A vein has been discovered running right under the town—a discovery that may force the high school to be relocated. #thingsastheyare #alwayslurking #rockshop #arizona #roadtrip #smalltownusa #rocks #geology #geologyrocks

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Mio fratello @nicolapescehimself mi è venuto a trovare sul set di “Things as they are”, un film tratto da una sua sceneggiatura. #salaregia #sceneggiatore #sceneggiatura #thingsastheyare #scrivere #lecosecomestanno #backstage #menstyle #manstyle #screenwriter #acernaia

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A few more flicks from downtown Miami, Arizona. I guess I’ve got a thing for streetlights but let’s be honest we already knew that. #miamiaz #thingsastheyare #alwayslurking #arizona #colorpops #mainstreet #thisaintartschool #yella #yellow

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