(Source: I Stop For Suffering shared Tao & Zen’s photo)
The Cosmos is filled with precious gems.
I want to offer a handful of them to you this morning.
Each moment you are alive is a gem,
shining through and containing earth and sky,
water and clouds.
It needs you to breathe gently
for the miracles to be displayed.
Suddenly you hear the birds singing,
the pines chanting,
see the flowers blooming,
the blue sky, the white clouds,
the smile and the marvelous look
of your beloved.
You, the richest person on Earth,
who have been going around begging for a living,
stop being the destitute child.
Come back and claim your heritage.
We should enjoy our happiness
and offer it to everyone.
Cherish this very moment.
Let go of the stream of distress
and embrace Life fully in your arms.
~Thich Nhat Hanh ~
Our True Heritage
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(Source: Forever Awezome)
I attempt to remind myself that EVERY moment is precious, as once it is gone so is a part of my life that I’ll never get back.
I’m working on creating a lifetime of memory-making moments.
Thank you for being part of many of them.
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This story made me smile and gave my heart a warm hug. Anthony Cymerys is an 82-year old barber who gives haircuts to the homeless every Wednesday. Outdoors. He uses a car battery to power his clippers.
The cost: One hug.
Thank you, Anthony Cymerys, for making the world a better place!
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(Source: Karen Robiscue-Fan Page shared The Natural Parent Magazine’s Photo)
I believe such things and people are all around us every day if we take the time with an open mind and eyes and look closely enough to see them. Snow flakes. Flowers. Neighbors. Stars. A drop of water. Strangers on the street. A grain of sand. Love. Babies. Sunsets.
Incredible. Truly extraordinary. Right now. Where we live. On this planet.
And, I look forward to the incredible and truly extraordinary things that can be found elsewhere.
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(Source: I Stop For Suffering shared The Art of Learning’s photo)
I believe this is true.
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A reader recently mentioned something along the lines that knowing who we are is one of the toughest jobs a person can undertake.
I agree. I think it is far easier to do so when one removes the distractions, such as when one meditates, is alone in nature, or works alone. It is when I began being alone for extended periods that I could best begin to hear what my heart and spirit had been whispering to me all along.
As I type the word “alone”, the spelling reminds me of “all one”, as in my heart, spirit and mind are most likely to be aligned and all one when I’m alone.
I also often feel the most connected to everyone and everything/all one when my heart, spirit, mind, thoughts, word, and actions are aligned.