when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little
things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.
to Alpha World
Vine and branch were connected in this world
of sound and echo, figure and shadow, the leaves
contingent, roots pushing against earth. An apple
belongs to itself, to stem and tree, to air
that claims it, then ground. Connections
balance, each motion changes another. Precarious,
hanging together, we dont know what our lives
support, and we touch in the least shift of breathing.
Each holy thing is borrowed. Everything depends.
~ Jeanne Lohmann ~
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not know the weight of this "self" we are
we put it down.
The Daily Inspiration archives Jani Roxburgh ~ The_Now2
When you lose
touch with inner stillness,
touch with yourself.
When you lose
touch with yourself,
yourself in the world.
innermost sense of self,
of who you
inseparable from stillness.
This is the I
deeper than name and form.
your essential nature.
space or awareness in which the words on this
perceived and become thoughts.
be no perception, no thoughts, no world.
You are that
awareness, disguised as a person.
Roxburgh ~ The_Now2
own mind is the root of samsara and nirvana. Ask
yourself: Are you
good? Of course you are. Are you bad? Yes. In
both cases, you are still
the same person. When you recognize the nature of
your mind and become a
buddha, is that still you? Yes. Are you still the
same person who was
wandering around in samsara? The answer, again,
is yes. It is you. It is
this one phenomenon, your own mind, that is the
root of the whole of
samsara and nirvana, but your experience of it
differs according to
whether or not you've realized your true