An inspiring human being… I can hardly believe she’s 80 years young! Rainbow Buddhas, watercolor+watercolor pencil by las “All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.” Grant Wood ©2007-2016 by L’Adelaide-CountryWomanPaints. All rights reserved.
When you seek love with all your heart, you shall find its echoes.. in the universe.~ Rumi
I retreat from life’s noise.
The senseless cacophony.
Fraying nerves, vibrating a stiffened spine.
“In April, we cannot see sunflowers in France, so we might say the sunflowers do not exist. But the local farmers have already planted thousands of seeds, and when they look at the bare hills, they may be able to see the sunflowers already. The sunflowers are there. They lack only the conditions of sun, heat, rain and July. Just because we cannot see them does not mean that they do not exist.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
I began meditation practice decades ago. While it sustains me, I admit there’s been times when I’ve let it go. Always I see how much it sustains me when I forego the practice. In meditation nowadays, I breathe. I watch. Being ADD, many thoughts pass by but over time, they drift into the mists.
Just because “it” likes to do those things, who is in charge?
One spring day, I was walking in the 40 acre wood.
One never knows what is hiding amongst the trees, the fallen leaves.
Deer bones are not treasures of the usual sort,
like antique playground equipment or a teacup.
Deer bones are reminders.
We leave our homeland, our property and our friends. We give up the familiar ground that supports our ego, admit the helplessness of ego to control its world and secure itself.