Tag Archives: interbeing

Winds of Change

seeing sky streaming ~d nelson

Rising with sunshine, feeling
gratitude for a brand new day.
Vowing to bring happiness
during morning, to myself
& others; & reduce misery
in the afternoon.

15th holiday season for Fang the Terrible ~d nelson

Recently a friend said to me,
“life’s always been tough.”
Me: “yet, has it
ever been this tough for
so many at the same time?”

full fall color

Walking slowly in nearby park
taking in an array of natural expressions,
i.e. miracle of life, continuing
in all its hues & shades.

play chipmunks

Feeling gratitude for nature’s gift
of renewal & smiles
experienced when being with
mother earth’s plants & critters.
A few images for encouragement
to take a meditative walk in wilds.



May we offer each other,
whoever we are with,
supportive comfort,
warmth & little lights shining,
moving into this season’s
winds of change.



Impermanence makes everything possible.
We are often sad and suffer a lot when things change, but change and impermanence have a positive side. Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible. Life itself is possible. If a grain of corn is not impermanent, it can never be transformed into a stalk of corn.
~Thich Nhat Hanh


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,
the way we are,
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