“Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice… No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Last week’s post revealed
glimpses of a mindfulness
retreat’s heartfelt beauty;
many left hands clapping.
This week a joyful, & insightful
expression of words, dance and song from retreatants:
oh, I feel so free!
Thanks Michelle, Bev, David, Augusta, Charity and Ruby!
Taking care of myself
I take care of others.
Showing compassion to others
I show compassion to myself.
Life is an infinite web of connections;
each of my actions reverberate outward
and touch you because are a part of me.
From my center I offer loving kindness to the earth
to all beings, and to myself.
Recognizing my own anger and greed,
I transform that into non-attachment to views
Loving this world
I breathe wind, rain and sentient beings.
Breathing this world
all can live within me.
I walk peacefully to promote peace
in myself and in the world.
Seeing that my mood
affects my words
that affects others
I vow to care for myself
and thereby care
for the world.
The insight of interbeing…
Oh, I feel so free
happy to inter-be
dancing together as family