A reset button

We keep eating our way through the arms of the Universe, desperate for something large and quiet to hold us

Mark Nepo
Things That Join The Earth And The Sky
Short Wisdom On A Long Planet, page 4

Here’s ten minutes or so’s worth of invitation (to me and to you) to sit still and quiet for a space – a reset button, if you like – a perspective-shaping quelling of life’s overload circuits. Food for hungry souls. Something to keep coming back to, home to. A bookmark.

Thank you to all who have recently shared, and often share stillness and quietness and love with me. x

Hope

When you realize how perfect everything is you will
tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.

Buddha

I loved coming across this quote attributed to the Buddha on Twitter today. I always smile when I see images of a laughing Buddha, rotund tum and joy-filled face. And from time to time a lovely line drawing of a laughing Jesus holding a child aloft does the rounds. I think too of the smilingly peace-filled face of the Benedictine David Steindl-Rast, and the joy that emanates from Thich Nhat Hanh. And images of my grandchildren laughing joyfully on a garden swing … and Syrian grandchildren smiling and laughing in the very heart of shattered cities.

They know something about hope that runs so deep it can and does change worlds – until more and more and more people realize …