As the interest in these reflections has grown, I have realized that my relationship to them has shifted. As it did, they became harder to write. I wondered why. I realized that I have started to try to do something, in stead of just passing something along. By doing so, I have removed myself from the flow. The abundance of summer teaches me that the Earth gives. Earth dies not try to give. I receive or I don't. There is no “try.”

Today, I am paying attention to when I am trying and when I am receiving.