I finished a book recently: Zen Women by Mirian Levering. Hubby gave it to me for my birthday and it's a history of women in the Zen Buddhist school. I found the loveliest paragraph in there quoting a Buddhist nun, Maiodao, from the 12th century: "Moreover, each person is complete in every way, each thing is perfect and that which is totally complete and perfect covers the earth and reaches to heaven. Eyes are horizontal and noses are vertical. Spring courses among the ten thousand plants; the moon is reflected on a thousand waves. There is no lack and no excess."
I feel that I am at my best when out in the natural world and I get my deepest satisfaction from walking and observing the animals, trees, insects and other beings. I have a particular interest in birds and love horses.
I've also got some ideas about food and healing our relationship with eating, since I've had struggles with my weight for most of my life and am nearly at the two year mark of maintaining a 130 pound weight loss.