Thankfulness is not a kind of overcoat, to be worn and then shed one day a year. Rather, it is the very essence of a spiritual approach to life. A grateful attitude seeks continually to uncover the goodness lurking inside the difficult and homely aspects of the world, and the deeper reality hiding within those things that are obviously beautiful. For our appreciation of light, color, curve and form acts as a kind of slingshot propelling us endlessly toward the innermost meaning of Life.
Photo: Ruddy peaks, Aspen trees and a boulder near Maroon Lake, Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness, CO, September 27, 2015
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.