Articles by: Joe Dudeck

See the Beauty: Soak - Colorado Springs

See the Beauty: Soak

“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.” ― Hermann Hesse, “Siddhartha”   My life, much like the landscape around me, seems very parched at the moment. Dry. Dusty. Desolate. […]

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See the Beauty: Mother

See the Beauty: Mother

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds […]

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See the Beauty: Kind - Colorado Springs

See the Beauty: Kindness

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato   “We’ve experienced 10 years in less than 1,000 days.” I recently heard a friend share this thought about the heaviness we’ve all experienced the past few years. And that framing has stuck with me. If truly […]

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See the Beauty: Wind - Colorado Springs

See the Beauty: Wind

“When the wind blows hard on a tree, the roots stretch and grow the stronger. Let it be so with us.” ― Amy Carmichael Each year about this time, strong winds come down from Canada along the spine of the Rockies Mountains, kicking up dust as they shove their way […]

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See the Beauty: Faith - Colorado Springs

See the Beauty: Faith

“My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I’m sick or in good health, whether I’m in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves […]

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See the Beauty: Slowness - Colorado Springs

See the Beauty: Slowness

“. . .we are all so busy, and have so many far-off projects to realise, and castles in the fire to turn into solid habitable mansions on a gravel soil, that we can find no time for pleasure trips into the Land of Thought. . .” ― Robert Louis Stevenson […]

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See the Beauty: Dreams - Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

See the Beauty: Dreams

“Our lives are but specks of dust falling through the fingers of time. Like sands of the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” ― Socrates On the way to school the other day, Quinn asked me what was on my bucket list . . . before proceeding to […]

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See the Beauty: Awake - Taos New Mexico - San Francisco de Asis Church - Ansel Adams - 1

See the Beauty: Awake

“The whole world is, to me, very much ‘alive’ – all the little growing things, even the rocks. I can’t look at a swell bit of grass and earth, for instance, without feeling the essential life – the things going on – within them. The same goes for a mountain, […]

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See the Beauty: Hmmm

See the Beauty: Hmmm

“I looked on, I thought, I reflected, I admired, in a state of stupefaction . . .” ― Jules Verne Hmmm. There’s something charming about the sound of that calming response. So beautifully onomatopoeic. It’s the satisfying sound of silence. Of ponder. It’s the consideration of an idea just discovered […]

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