when I feel blue. then see blue. and know blue.

One way or another, as it does with the other senses, our own mind often obscured our capacity to see clearly. For this reason, if we wish to experience life fully, and take hold of it fully, we will need to train ourselves to see through or behind the appearances of things. We will need to cultivate intimacy with the stream of our own thinking, which colors everything in the sensory domain, if we are to perceive the interior and exterior landscapes, including events and occurrences, to the degree that they can be known, in their actuality, as they truly are.
~ Jon Kabat Zinn

I see the same things day after day. And yet I am not the same….

inquiry for today~ notice how you might connect your senses to the light on the water….

this suchness

Starting here, what do want to remember?

How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?

What scent of old wood hovers, what softened

sound from outside folks the air?

Will you ever bring a better gift for the world

than the breathing respect that you carry

wherever you go tight now? Are you waiting

for time to show you some better thoughts?


When you turn around, starting here, lift this

new glimpse that you found; carry into evening

all that you want from this day. This interval

you spent reading or hearing this, keep it

for life- What can anyone give you

greater than now,

starting here, right in this room, when

you turn around?

~William Stafford

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