I’m the sound of one hand clapping
deeply peaceful in near silence.
Among a cohort of other one-hands clapping
calm thickly absorbing into concentration
at any moment bursting into insightful rose petals of colors.
there comes a time
when kids of all ages
must put down the frown
and put on the deer antlers
diligence and patience
along with luck and grace
have their just reward
This is our happiness practice!
Are we ready, willing and able
to have some success
following the basic outline?
I hope so!
Mindful living retreats are held in nature
where lessons are taught
by the plants, trees, streams, blue sky
who then nourish grateful tummies
with vitamins, minerals, sunshine and love.
“Around us, life bursts with miracles–a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles.
Eyes that see thousands of colours, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunder-clap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings.
When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh