the way a crow
shook down on my
the dust of snow
from a hemlock tree.
has given my heart
a change of mood
and changed some part
of a day I had rued.
I can’t forget how the moon highlights the way….
inquiry for today~ what do you really believe?
We have a great, habitual fear inside ourselves.
We’re afraid of many things — of our own death, of losing our loved ones, of change, of being alone.
The practice of mindfulness helps us to touch non-fear.
It’s only here and now that we can experience total relief, total happiness…
In the practice of Buddhism, we see that all mental formations —
including compassion, love, fear, sorrow, and despair — are organic in nature.
We don’t need to be afraid of any of them, because transformation is always possible.
~Thich Nhat Hanh