From this glowing
To these lines from sadness’
dried saline tears
To this semen which
has produced nothing yet.
To drops of blood from
actions taken in anger or fear.
Even millions of years
after ancestors evolved from the sea.
Still the sea’s salty currents
flow all throughout me.
The bells of mindfulness are calling out to us, trying to wake us up, reminding us to look deeply at our impact on the planet.
~Thich Nhat Hanh from “the world we have”
Originally posted March 2, 2013