THERE is no path to tomorrow, not really. Rather, there is only the path that leads to deeper awareness of this, and each, moment. I’m not sure how or when I became fully aware of this, but it was somewhere along the way. So as we gather ourselves anew for 2016 … perhaps this is something to keep in mind. That no matter how fast we run–no matter how much urgency we affix to goals, plans, schedules–there is only ONE destination: and that is the one within.

And on and on we walk … always into a deeper version of ourselves.
The Silence of Morning: A MEMOIR OF TIME UNDONE

So, today, I thought I would share this wonderful red bench photograph by Mary T. Hercher.


Hercher’s focus is on capturing the never-ending, natural beauty of western
South Dakota, her lifelong home via Wind Spirit Photography.

Time confuses us sometimes … when we believe in it, giving it absolute power over our lives. But once we see through it … we are released from its steely grip. We realize that its influence conceals and reveals, but like a magical mirror, it isn’t real. I wrote about time a great deal in my memoir (just released) about loss, culture, and the human condition. Understanding time can reduce our suffering; it can lead us to the deeper mysteries of mortal existence — to the more profound aspects of life.

“Time is an illusion.”

― Albert Einstein



A last Christmas with Matthew, the son I wrote about in the memoir.

  • Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon Sunday, January 8th. I’ll keep you updated on my memoir … reviews, availability, and so on.
  • If you read THE SILENCE OF MORNING, please let me know if you found it to be meaningful and, hopefully, memorable.
  • Most of all, best wishes for the winter season. May you find inspiration, joy, peace in the days ahead.

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  • When we value the journey itself, new realities are revealed amidst the old.  –dh
    Always Returning: The Wisdom of Place is about digging into our surroundings to unearth an organic, timeless wisdom. If you’re looking for inspiration or want to lean more about a landscape, a place, that helped me to unearth my spiritual roots, this may be a book you’ll enjoy. We are much wiser than we imagine; it’s just a matter of tapping into what we already know. ~ d.a. hickman, 2014
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