We keep eating our way through the arms of the Universe, desperate for something large and quiet to hold us
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
When you realize how perfect everything is you will
tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
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 …