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Friday, February 21, 2014

2nd Month Meditation


How many times, as a child, did I lay on the grass to watch clouds floating oh so far above me?  Did I dream of riding on one - soft and puffy, supporting me as I traveled over the far off mountains?  I know that I pictured animals and other objects in the shapes of the clouds.  Little did I think of how truly connected I was to that cloud passing by.

"You are made of cloud - at least 70 percent of you.  If you take the cloud out of you, there's no you left.  A cloud has a good time traveling.  When it falls down, it does not die.  It becomes snow or rain.  The rain becomes a creek and the creek flows down and becomes a river.  The river goes to the sea, then heat generated by the sun helps the water evaporate and become a cloud again. Now the cloud has become tea..." - Thich Nhat Hanh

5 comments:

  1. I spent hours watching clouds in my lifetime. I still get a thrill seeing the sun shining through layers of clouds creating brilliant rays, and watching the puffy ones drift by on a glorious summer day. Its almost as good as looking into a star lit summer nite sky. What's out there, anyway? We dream.
    xx, Carol

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  2. Another of those thoughts that unfortunately we don't encounter at the age when it would be most magical...

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  3. Ahhhh...such peaceful and nostalgic musings. Thank you, Penny!

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  4. whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. - James 4:14

    Your inspiring post has given me a new interpretation or way of thinking about this verse that automatically sprang to mind when I read it. Thank you :)

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  5. And, I'll have that cup of tea, please. So I can be the cloud. :-)

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