Yesterday I looked out my kitchen window to experience the most marvelous picture in the sky (see above)…I took a chair, planted it firmly in the middle of my backyard, and sat there, Dorito (my dog), on my lap (an ever present soul by my side), feeling the ecstasy of the moment. I knew it would only take a few minutes. But each second my heart grew bigger, more open, more receptive to the splendor all around me. My feet were melting in the humid and crisp grass, feeling the earth beneath them, the grounding energy that supports and nourishes all of us. This is it. I thought to myself. This is what really matters.