The Essential Way

    A Foundation For Peace

        while conveying the 7 Elements of the Essential Way

Calmness, Compassion, Kindness, Forgiveness, Gratitude,

Love and Mindfulness

Chronologies, Excerpts, Fragments and Reflections!
From The Artistic Journals of Dan Abernathy

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April 7, 2020

Wyoming..... It Can’t Be Explained...It Just Is!

April 7, 2020

Words from a Thought of thoughts and a cairn I built and left with an attached prayer in Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

April 7, 2020

You cannot live there anymore, as it no longer is, but there is nothing wrong with looking back and seeing the good that was left there. - dbA

April 7, 2020

I Am
I stand in the solitude of the sea,

the white foam of surf
circling my bare feet.
I feel complete.
Not capable
of knowing impression
or thought.
I just am.
– dbA

April 7, 2020

My Friend
I walk in the woods
to be among my friends.

Each time
I embark on this stroll�I find a new one.

A Tree
standing proud and unique,
waiting with no hesitation
to be my friend.

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