Stroll

When you look at the sun during your walking meditation, the mindfulness of the body helps you to see that the sun is in you; without the sun there is no life at all and suddenly you get in touch with the sun in a different way. 

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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Little Fire

Don’t think. 

Thinking is the enemy of the creativity.

It’s self conscious, and anything self conscious is lousy.

You can’t try to do things.

You simply must do things.

~ Ray Bradbury

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Spot

Like a shadow I am and I am not.

~ Rumi

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Rising Up

I’ve been at this nature thing for a few years now. Making the time to find moments and tend my sit spot practice.. and life is life and so my moments have gotten shorter and shorter as summer waned and fall began. Squeezing in 10 has been - let’s say challenging?  The last two weeks I’ve been making the time in the mornings again to get outside and join the chorus welcoming the light of the sun. I’ve been striving for 30 minutes and feel pretty satisfied with the 20 I get. This morning the doves were chasing out what I think was one of their babies. It’s time for he or she to go find their own neighborhood. 

And, at work I’ve got a mystery bird in the swath of green behind the building.. the more I tune in at home the more I tune in elsewhere. Funny how that works.

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November 15

Stay in the center, and you will ready to go in any direction.

~ Alan Watts

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