return to the source…

Empty your mind of all thoughts.

Let your heart be at peace.

…Each separate being in the universe returns to the common source. Returning to the source is serenity.


Lao Tzu

the world and all of life spinning life a massive storm,

sorrow and joy, pain and bliss.

so easy to get caught up in the storm, in the chaos.

how do we attend? how do we begin? to serve, to be an offering? to heal a suffering world?

we begin…

we stop.

we find the center,

we sit in stillness,

we open our hearts,

we breathe.

then we act.

we act in generosity of heart,

in calmness of mind,

in genuine freedom

from reactions and

patterns of old.

as this text states, return to the source of life, return to serenity.

life is within you.

you ARE life.


#TheLongArc #PlantingSeeds #life #peace #serenity #EngagedBuddhist #Zen #enso #JMWart

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