To bow is to no longer hold ourselves apart from the unpredictable nature of all of our lives; it is to cultivate a heart that can unconditionally welcome all things. We bow to what is, to all of life. ~ Christina Feldman, “Long Journey to a Bow”
Check out my blogger friend & twitter buddy David Ashton’s blog…’Snow Branches: Can I sing you a Sorry Song?’.
See if it speaks to you…Enjoy your day…
May all beings have happiness…always _/!_
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So I will take this s a lesson in patience and impermanence. 🙂
May all beings have happiness….always._/!_
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or another day that is special to you during this time of the year…I pray this for all of us…
May all sentient beings be happy and have the causes of happiness.
May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes if suffering.
May all sentient beings never be separated from the happiness that is free from suffering.
May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free attachment and detachment.
As you know, not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving. And, I can say this with assurance, the ones who do choose to have this day for ‘giving thanks’ have their own way of celebrating.
So if you choose to celebrate Thanksgiving or not…
Thank you for all that you are…no matter who you are….where you are….I Give Thanks for you.
This sailor is a Buddhism chaplain in the Navy serving all troops.
Read about how it all works serving and being Buddhist.
Namaste , Talon
Feelings like being cold, hot, hungry, full, heavy, or dizzy, or having a headache, a toothache, a stuffy nose, a sore throat, or pain your knees or lower back, are pretty much directly – though not always pleasantly – present to awareness. Because pain and discomfort are such direct sensations, they’re actually very effective objects of meditative focus. Most of us regard pain as a threat to our physical wellbeing. On one hand, when we worry or allow ourselves to become preoccupied by this threat, the pain itself almost always increases. On the other hand, if we consider pain or discomfort as an object of meditation, we can use such sensations to increase our capacity for clarity, simply through watching the mind deal with various solutions.