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Jane Redfern Jones
Where we are and what we have in our lives is based upon the fears that we have allowed to control our lives.
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I’m walking through the woods. Or am I? Who is it that is walking? I’m thinking about something someone had said to me earlier, worrying about something I'd forgotten to do, and I have fleeting thoughts that undermine me. But my feelings and thoughts come and go like the dark... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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I’m out walking and I stop. In doing so I silence the sound of the heather and dead bracken being crushed by my feet, an almost soothing, familiar sound as I walked. I stop near a lake and watch the movement of the clouds reflected in the water. I think... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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I'm sitting watching the world go by. I see it change second by second as the mist moves along the valley. I hear sounds in the distance...a car...a magpie...the wind in the trees. I’m reminded that mindfulness is not relaxation (where we need silence, or quiet at least), but meditation... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius. I love the early mornings when things are very still. I stand outside my door and look out across the fields, over... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at Nature Speaks
Nothing is happening. There’s no message, no story, just the wind blowing the blades of grass. We feel the breeze catch our hair and the fine strands moving in unison with the grass. Nothing is happening. We hear the rustle of crisp fallen leaves. On our skin we feel the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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I love December...the dark nights...the open fires...walking into a warm house after being out in the cold... h#janethrowsstones Leaving this stone in #Oswestry today hopefully to warm someone’s heart ❤️ Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...
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It's now, right now. In a little while it will be something else - the leaf barely hanging onto the branch will have fallen, the robin will have flown away, the sun will briefly flicker through the gold autumn leaves. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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I had work to do so my daughters headed out for a walk on their own. They climbed one of the mountains alongside the campsite we were staying at. The steep climb to the top took them just over an hour. They had climbed fast and felt pleased with their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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Everything that happens to you in life helps you grow. Life gives you countless lessons, and the most important lessons are where you can develop and shape your character. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...
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For me these words are a reminder to live in the moment, to pay attention to fleeting instants of beauty, and to appreciate what I have when I have it. Because, as Emerson points out, the nature of life is transitory. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...
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“Come, little leaves," said the Wind one day, "Come to the meadows with me and play. Put on your dresses of red and gold; For Summer is past, and the days grow cold.” George Cooper. Appreciating the little things in life involves focusing our attention on what is pleasurable, nurturing,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...
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“People tend to burden themselves with so many choices. But, in the end, you can throw it all away and just make one basic, underlying decision: Do you want to be happy, or do you not want to be happy? It’s really that simple. Once you make that choice, your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...
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What matters most is that we make 'doing what we love' a priority and not something we only do if we have time. It also means to live life consciously and on purpose. If you are feeling drained, unmotivated, or stressed, it could mean that you are not doing what... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...
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Lest we forget. Those who made sacrifices in the First World War did so to secure a brighter future for the next generation. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...
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"When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking." Dr Arthur Conan Doyle. The present moment... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...
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Trees teach us how good it can be to let things go. As falling leaves bid farewell to the branch they knew as home, they dance joyfully as they descend back to the earth, fluttering, twirling and swirling through the crisp autumn air, the transitioning colours signalling the end of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...
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Remember to smile today. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia. If you find this stone in Oswestry... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...
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You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. If you have the ability to love, love yourself first. Demonstrate love by giving it, unconditionally, to yourself. And as you do, you will attract others into your life who will love you without... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...
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Collecting leaves to use for printing means you can synchronise your creative self with the seasons. Leaf prints can be used for many decorative purposes, from creating art on paper and framing it, to printing onto fabric and creating unique designs on bags and t-shirts. What to do: Select a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Wild Art
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Sometimes I sit and watch where I have left the stones and it’s amazing how many people will walk by and not notice because they are too busy with the thoughts in their heads. People who practise mindfulness are aware of each moment and to see the gifts and abundance... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...
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Autumn is a beautiful time of the year. It always reminds me of the cycle of life. The leaves fall and decay then spring comes offering hope and a new beginning. I painted these stones of an autumn tree in the daytime and in the nighttime, and was reminded of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...
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Ask a leaf: "What is your date of birth? Before you were born, where were you?" Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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“For the wise man looks into space and he knows there are no limited dimensions.” Lao Tzu. Don’t let the illusion of limited resources stop you pursuing your dream life. We think we don’t have the money, the knowledge, the time... Years ago my martial arts sensei would say to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...
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The best gift you can give yourself is to love yourself. The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding yourself into the personality you want to be. Learn to love yourself, be gentle with yourself, to forgive yourself. Only when we have the right attitude... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at Jane Throws Stones...