Monday, August 24, 2015

Contemplative Monday



The following is from 'The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh' (click)
and published by 'Shambhala Pocket Classics'.

"In Buddhism, we have the practice of  apranihita, aimlessness.
If you put an aim in front of you, you'll be running all your life,
and happiness will never be possible.

Happiness is possible only when you stop running
and cherish the present moment and who you are.

You don't need to be someone else;
you're already a wonder of life."




10 comments:

  1. A really enchanting photo, greetings!

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    1. Thanks so much Blogoratti.
      I can't seem to get on your blog for some reason....will try again.

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    1. Thanks Frances. As I was walking along the river, I saw this scene and had to stop and absorb it.

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  3. Stop and smell the roses, or sit a while and look at that peaceful, delightful, and maybe always changing view. Perfect photo for all times, suits your words to a T.

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    1. Nothing is more important than to pause throughout our day and notice where we are, with whom we are talking, and what we are doing. Then we can move along.
      Thanks Jean.

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  4. Be in the moment! Definitely my way of living. Great post, Jim. And beautiful photograph.

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    1. There's no other way, Martha.
      Thanks.

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  5. wow...what a photo! i stopped and appreciated it!

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    1. As did I when I saw this scene, Joyce.
      Thanks for dropping by....always good to see you here.

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