the leaves fall
the grass grows
and so it is
with each passing day
of this precious
a season of
“Light, landscape and sky.
There is no language of the holy.
The sacred lies in the ordinary.”
#JustThis #presence #sacred #Tao #nature #life #Zen #Buddhism #enso #JMWart
The birds have vanished from the sky.
Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me
Until only the mountain remains.
if we spend time with nature, watching and listening without agenda, our hearts open. there is a natural reverence that springs forth from this connection. we see its intrinsic sacred nature. we perhaps sense our connection and if we look deeply enough, we may open to the insight of our interconnection.
unfortunately, disappointingly, what we are currently seeing is the result of a disconnection. only disconnection can allow greed to surrender the beauty and generosity of nature’s resources to an abuse for commercial and monetary gain.
i’ve heard the claim of States’ rights and Federal overreach which although may have a foothold and value with some audiences, must seem like a tragic irony to our Indigenous sisters and brothers, who’s ancestors understood interconnection and were here long before this land was colonized by outsiders. Long before this newest grab at sacred land, they have known the bite of loss and disenfranchisement.
#MonumentalMistake #MonumentsForAll #TheLongArc #PlantingSeeds #MeditateAndResist