Monday, July 11, 2016

Contemplative Monday

"There is a Zen story about a man riding a horse that is galloping very quickly.
Another man, standing alongside the road, yells at him,
"Where are you going?"
and the man on the horse yells back,
"I don't know, ask the horse."
I think that is our situation.
We are riding many horses that we cannot control."

by Thich Nhat Hanh from 'Being Peace'


  1. I agree, and lately I want to echo the words of a young girl who won a speech prize with the title " Stop the World, I want to get off" Let that horse slow down to a gentle pace, and we would maybe be lots happier. Have a great week.

  2. What a beautiful relaxing picture, very restful

    1. That evening back in June was very calm and still, Julie.

  3. I love the blues and mauves of that shot!

    1. It was getting darker and I had to 'open up' the settings on my camera and crossed my fingers, Debra.

  4. Replies
    1. I was never any good at 'riding too many horses' at once, Louise. I can barely mange one!! lol

    2. Well at least you're smart enough to realize it! I keep getting seduced into riding too many horses at once and damned if another fascinating one swings by, and I add another to the group. I never learn! LOL


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