stay with it…

we run

we hide

we ignore

there is another option

though it is hot, stay

what is old shall fall away

you are born from love

~j

#stay #StayPresent #StayWoke #presence #MeditateAndResist #TheLongArc #PlantingSeeds #meditation #love #LoveWins #haiku #poetry #JMWpoetry

you are…

Don’t try to be someone else…

the cosmos has come together

and helped you manifest in this way, and you are beautiful just as you are.

To be beautiful means to be yourself.

~

Thich Nhat Hanh

you are. simple as that.

it takes courage to be authentic, to settle into who we are and all we have to offer through our talents and our open hearts, yet continue to open and grow. but it is our authenticity that benefits the world and connects us to others in a genuine way.

be you, be beautiful. it is your gift to this world.

~j

#YouAre #BeYou #BeBeautiful #authenticity #courage #presence #gift #OpenHeart #beauty #PlantingSeeds #TheLongArc #Zen #enso #JMWart

just this…

“Light, landscape and sky.

There is no language of the holy.

The sacred lies in the ordinary.”

~

Ming-Dao Deng

#JustThis #presence #sacred #Tao #nature #life #Zen #Buddhism #enso #JMWart

love wins…

#repost from last year of my art and some thoughts that still seem appropriate today, in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday anniversary:
The law of love governs the world. Life persists in the face of death. The universe continues in spite of destruction going on. Truth triumphs over untruth. Love conquers hate.

~ Mahatma Gandhi
I believe this to be true. 

But I also believe love and life itself call on us to engage and perhaps even depend on our participation.

Nothing, No Thing, can be taken for granted. 

There are times when silence just isn’t an option. 

Speak and act in solidarity. With nonaggression, with nonviolence, yes. But also with inexhaustible, fierce, formidable compassion and commitment to justice and equality.

Can we hear the cries of the world?

Are we willing to answer?

~j
#WakeUp #OpenEyes #Bodhisattvas #BodhisattvaVow #Service #FierceCompassion #Compassion #Kindness #Courage #Love #OpenHeart #TheLongArc #JMWart