Hokusai says look carefully
He says pay attention, notice.
He says keep looking, stay curious.
He says there is no end to seeing.
He says everything is alive-
Shells, buildings, people, fish
Mountains, trees. Wood is alive.
Water is alive.
Everything has its own life.
Everything lives inside us
He says live with the world inside you.
It matters that you care.
It matters that you feel.
It matters that you notice.
It matters that life lives through you.
Look, feel, let life take you by the hand.
Let life live through you.
yes, in this particular moment….yes, with colors that we have forgotten bring us peace, yes, when clouds spill into view as slow as honey…..to really see is to really be here……
When we are free of mental concepts and our senses are awake, the sounds, smells, images and vibrations we experience connect us with all life everywhere. It is not my pain, it is the earth’s pain. It is not my aliveness bu simply life- unfolding and intense, mysterious and beautiful. By meeting the changing dance of sensations with radical acceptance, we discover our intrinsic belonging to this world. We are “no thing”- not limited to any passing experience- and “everything,” belonging to the whole. As we move from resisting our physical experience to bringing radical acceptance to the life living through us, we awaken from trance.We open to the fullness and mystery of our life. Each moment we wakefully “let be,” we are home. ~Tara Brach
I think it pisses God off
if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere
and don’t notice it.