flow like a river…

“In the struggle between the stone and water, in time, the water wins.” ~Japanese Proverb

love and light will endure, friends. align yourselves with and center yourselves in love. and keep on keeping on ~j

#MeditateAndResist #TheLongArc #PlantingSeeds #LoveWins #FlowLikeARiver #bodhisattvas #TheResistance

finding myself, I offer myself…


Sitting quietly,one minute, one hour, no matter,

finding the quiet within
I find myself again and again.

Finding myself, I offer the quiet light

to those on the street, in the office,

all around me.

To the lost and suffering beings, to the


and questioning,

even to the bare tree with its leafless

branches filled with chirping sparrows.
~ Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara

beautiful moon…



gorgeous moon tonight. seeing her beauty reminded me of a favorite Zen story…


Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing in it to steal.
Ryokan returned and caught him. “You may have come a long way to visit me,” he told the prowler, “and you shoud not return emptyhanded. Please take my clothes as a gift.”
The thief was bewildered. He took the clothes and slunk away.
Ryokan sat naked, watching the moon. “Poor fellow,” he mused, “I wish I could give him this beautiful moon.”

#moon #zen #parables #Ryokan #beauty #JMWart #TheMettaGarden