“Nature is not a place to visit.
It is home.”
outdoor meditation today.
it is all right here
wind dancing through sleeping trees
birds singing, “Wake up!”
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
even to the bare tree with its leafless
branches filled with chirping sparrows.
~ Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara
Pillar of beauty
This lone pine upon the hill
Grandeur is her name
November 14, 2013
i look outside and see beautiful yellowed green trees gently dancing with the breeze
i see rugged brown mountains dotted with rock, standing still, standing strong
i see a vast blue sky almost glowing vibrant with possibility
nature, once again, stands hand in hand reminding us what is always
nature doesn’t hold, it let’s go and just flows
if that is not grace, i don’t know what is
“all shall be well…”
*“all shall be well…” is a celebrated phrase of the 14th Century Christian Mystic, Julian of Norwich, from her collection of “Showings”
breeze dancing with trees
scattered clouds adorn blue sky
now i am awake
by jaysen matthew waller
©2011, Jaysen Matthew Waller