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
there is so much to be grateful for.
I am grateful for family and friends both near and far.
I am grateful for my practice, the stillness within the chaos.
I am grateful for nature, so humble and present just by Being, pointing us to the inherent beauty of all things.
I am grateful for empathy and compassion, which break down walls and borders, both from the outside and from within our own making.
I am even grateful for the darkness, which provokes and challenges our light from within to come forth.
may it come forth.
may the gift of gratitude, the practice of gratitude, expand our ever opening hearts to a world in need. may we journey forward in that love, together.
grateful for you all. may you be happy, may you have peace, may you be free from suffering.
“Our lives are like the plants, floating along the water’s edge, illumined by the moon.”
of this life
for a time.
just as easily
and all too quickly.