the pervasive depth of ground

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I have for years felt strongly that it is important for us to discover directly the ground of reality, this web of mutuality. As my meditation practice continued and I spent more time in the wilderness, I began to feel that all creation shares a common skin. The experience of interconnectedness, however one might come to discover it, changes how we perceive the world, and thereby all our relations with the phenomenal world become an expression of an extended self, a self with no boundaries.  ~Roshi Joan Halifax

this showdown between us and them…….how will you meet them? and who is them?

inquiry for today~   discover a disquietude of restlessness in a new way…….stay……..

when the distance is real

Do not say that I’ll depart tomorrow because even today I still arrive.

Look deeply; I arrive in every second

to be a bud on a spring branch,

to be a tiny bird, whose wings are still

fragile, learning to sing in my new nest,

to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower,

to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.

I still arrive, in order to laugh and to cry,

in order to fear and to hope,

the rhythm of my heart is the birth

and death of all that are alive.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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