Aug 04 2017

in nature

Published by at 8:11 am under Thoughts for the Day

Commune with nature.

But don’t go out and do something in nature.
Go out and let nature do something in you!

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  1. Annaon 05 Aug 2017 at 1:21 am

    Hey Ivan & ALL,

    Peace attracts peace,
    Peace creates peace.

    The thought about peace,
    balance and harmony from
    inside,
    aware of itself,
    Become, manifest the peace
    outside.

    Your thought of the day reminded me today of the most
    peaceful Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, about his idea of mindfulness
    and walking meditation, the transformation happening in communication
    with and from Nature…

    Walking Meditation

    by Thich Nhat Hanh

    Original Language English

    Take my hand.
    We will walk.
    We will only walk.
    We will enjoy our walk
    without thinking of arriving anywhere.
    Walk peacefully.
    Walk happily.
    Our walk is a peace walk.
    Our walk is a happiness walk.

    Then we learn
    that there is no peace walk;
    that peace is the walk;
    that there is no happiness walk;
    that happiness is the walk.
    We walk for ourselves.
    We walk for everyone
    always hand in hand.

    Walk and touch peace every moment.
    Walk and touch happiness every moment.
    Each step brings a fresh breeze.
    Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.
    Kiss the Earth with your feet.
    Print on Earth your love and happiness.

    Earth will be safe
    when we feel in us enough safety.

    …and here is part of your so peaceful commentary upon this poem

    “To walk through the world, with a sense of peace in the heart and belly, feeling simple happiness beneath the worries of the day, touching the earth and being touched by the earth, seeing and encountering without constricting the awareness, secure enough to know ourselves, where we are, what we are part of… we are doing walking meditation.”

    From my heart to yours,
    Anna

    P.S. Thank you for Li Bai poem “Green Mountains”, it is such a beauty, the sound of the stillness from the mountain forest…and a silent, wordless, smiling wisdom…:)

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