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

flow like water…

Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.

~

Lao Tzu

#water #paradox #LaoTzu #wisdom #Tao #Taoism #FlowLikeWater #Zen #Enso #JMWart

dancing between the two…

 

we have within our hearts
the capacity to

hold all of this.

the tears, the laughter
the noise, the silence
the gain, the loss

the stillness
the love.

we also have within our minds
the wisdom to

let it all go.

and here we are
on this journey together

learning to dance between the two.

this life!
this life!

~j

welcome…

  

Zen student: “When times of great difficulty visit us, how should we greet them?” 
Zen teacher: “Welcome.”
#zen #tao #open #InTheFlow #JustGoWithIt #AlwaysLearning #welcome #wisdom

nothing insignificant…

  

“The significance is hiding in the insignificant. Appreciate everything.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
#gratitude #interconnection #NothingInsignificant #LoveAllLife #life #compassion #kindness #gentleness #tao #bodhicitta #bodhisattva #insects #beetle #nature