“The Perfect Role Model”

time-lapse photography of lake during daytime

A mountain creek

Is the perfect role model

For how to live one’s life…..

It is freely flowing

Eternally peaceful

Filled with purpose

Attached not to any destination

And fearlessly present.

Mindful Musings: Apr 29

“The Train Called Life”

orange train between fall trees

I ran away

To tell the world

Not to be afraid

And not to live in fear

For the truth rings clear

When our feet

Are firmly planted here

In the totality of this moment….

The timeless flow

Stops for no one

So, hop on board

The train called life.

Mindful Musings: Apr 2

“The Spirit of the Wild”

green trees near lake during daytime

Out in the wilderness, simplicity and freedom reign supreme. Everything is just as it is.  Uncompromising in her beauty, fulfilled with seeking, the essence of truth reflected. Nothing in nature acts out of course…. for how could the most transcendent of God’s glorious expressions fall anything short of perfection? Want to know the true meaning of infinite wisdom and real diversity? Step into the wild and experience the wonder of being free!

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE

Mindful Musings: Feb 18

“Faithfully Free”

By: Forrest Rivers

green and brown rocky mountain beside river under blue and white cloudy sky during daytime

The transcendent is present in the imminent

If only you pay close enough attention

For like water faithfully flowing down the creek

Devotion is they key

To living free

And all things that you perceive

Is really your own mind

Opening to the one true reality

That sees nothing but creation acknowledging itself.

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE

Mindful Musings Feb 4

“Winter’s Gift”

By: Forrest Rivers

Snow falling from the sky

I feel so lucky to be alive

In this dream that never ends

May we always be bestfriends

True faith is found deep within

As the night falls

I begin

To pray for winter’s gift again

In this season my soul will sing….

Its songs of freedom

Its songs of love

It songs of wisdom

And its songs of hope.

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon Here