The Happiest Season is Here & Now

Blue Sky playfully
dances with Tree’s decorative
firmly-rooted branches.
Heaven & Earth’s
instinctively sensual tango
intensified by
Wind’s mischievously
varied eternal gusts.

persimmon tree sky ~d nelson

persimmon tree sky ~d nelson

Can we hear & see them, Dear Ones; those
vividly orange & multi-colored leaflets & spheres
forever offered without discrimination?
Adding extra ornamentation is delightful,
but, what if the way they are,
as is,
naturally;
the way we are,
authentically,
is already most worthy?

Countless conditions of happiness
are hanging on,
actually cheering us on,
that in our next calm breath
Contentment will become
the overwhelming feeling
uniting mind, heart & spirit
with past, present & future.
Our beautiful happiness
has an eternal continuation.

The secret to happiness is happiness itself. Wherever we are, any time, we have the capacity to enjoy the sunshine, the presence of each other, the wonder of our breathing. We don’t have to travel anywhere else to do so. We can be in touch with these things right now. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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57 thoughts on “The Happiest Season is Here & Now

  1. Hariod Brawn

    Thankyou, David, for this marvellously encouraging verse, which you have originated without resorting to any naïve and delusory platitudes. When you write “what if the way they are, as is, naturally; the way we are, authentically, is already most worthy?”, you strike at the heart of the matter: the absurdity of becoming, and the pernicious hoping and striving to become that which we in actuality already are.

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  2. Deanne

    This is beautiful David. Nicely done; I like how you use the tree and it’s adornments to relay your message. We’re indeed already perfect and all we need to be happy is within us and all around us.

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  3. Healing Grief

    A beautiful reflection of worthiness and beauty within our world and ourselves. “Wherever we are, any time, we have the capacity to enjoy the sunshine, the presence of each other” Thankyou David for reminding us of this gift.

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