Monk In The World

To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

THE MYRIAD THINGS


In the above picture are some of my great nephews and nieces, their great grandmother and my wife's oldest sister.
This was a shot just before the other adults sat down to our meal.
This picture is a wonderful reminder of impermanence.
Notice how my wife's sister is kind of fading away, and there's the great grandmother who started this crowd, and here is the next generation sitting by themselves, not realizing that someday, if all goes as planned (ha, ha), they truly will be sitting at the table all by themselves.

I actually stopped all the noise and clatter in this moment and invited everyone to take notice, without all the detail, of course!

It was a precious moment for me and a precious reminder!

To carry yourself forward and experience myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and experience themselves is awakening.

BOWS,

Alan

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