Sunday, May 23, 2010
We are equally served by beauty and pain.
Cricket snapped this photo last month while we were visiting Saguaro National Park near Tuscon, Arizona. We were there when the desert was alive with the vibrant color of spring flowers.
Take a look at the picture above. Two parts of the cactus jump right out. First, of course, the eye is drawn to the bright flowers. If you come close to pick one, or take a whif of the pleasant scent, be careful. As you see, the cactus is also covered with sharp spines.
Beauty and pain...
Contrasts such as this are everywhere in the natural world.
Flowers and spines...
Sunshine and rain...
Warm summer breezes and the biting winds of winter ...
Bright daytime and the darkness of night...
Bunny rabbits and coyotes...
Bees pollinating and bees stinging...
While we might not always enjoy puncture wounds, getting wet, having to bundle up, darkness, the death of cute critters and the prospect of painful bee stings, it is easy to understand the importance of all of these things in the elegant design of Nature.
The same important balance is inherent in my and your life experience.
We enjoy the good feeling of vibrant and robust health; but our challenges with pain and dis-ease always present an opportunity to grow, heal and expand. Always.
Remember the basic truth: You are beautiful and perfect! Always...!
Enjoy these other photos Cricket and I took at Saguaro National Park that all depict the beauty and perfection of Nature.
Until next time,
Dr. Mark William Cochran
Chiropractor, lightworker, energy healer, writer, speaker
Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
PS: Here is the latest on the Oby Phenomenon:
You can now order Oby's Wisdom! A Caveman's Simple Gude to Health and Well-being through your favorite local bookstore. Here in the Inland Northwest, Oby is on the shelves at these locations:
Spokane: Auntie's Bookstore, downtown
Coeur d'Alene: Hastings and Borders
Sandpoint: Inquire Within, Winter Ridge Natural Foods Market, Zero Point and Vanderford's Books & Office Products
There are no book signings currently on the schedule. If you would like to host one, or if you know someone you think might like to, please let me know and we will make it happen.
You can also visit the official Oby's Wisdom website to purchase a copy. www.ObysWisdom.com
Buy Oby's Wisdom on Amazon
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In India and other locations in Asia, Oby's Wisdom is available at Infibeam.com
(Free shipping in India.)
If you would prefer to read the book digitally, you can find Oby's Wisdom in various digital formats at:
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Coming soon to Kindle and Apple's iPad.