Monday, May 25, 2015

Contemplative Monday

The following quote is taken from 'The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh'
and published by 'Shambhala Pocket Classics'.

'Children Of The Earth'

"We humans think we are intelligent, but an orchid, for example,
knows how to produce symmetrical flowers;
a snail knows how to make a beautiful, well-proportioned shell.

Compared with their knowledge, ours is not worth much at all.

We should bow deeply before the orchid and the snail
and join our palms reverently before the butterfly and the magnolia tree.

The feeling of respect for all species will help us to recognize
and cultivate the noblest nature in ourselves."


  1. Wonderful post to start the week off with, Jim. Love the photos and the words! Respect for all species...yes indeed!

  2. And, of course, the spider knows how to spin the web - which I see among all that new growth. If we can allow ourselves to live in a state of amazement at the unfoldings of Nature, I do think we are closer to understanding our own nature. Thank you for the photos and the reminder, Jim.


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