#4776 - Monday, December 3, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- We rarely hear the inward music, but we're all dancing to it nevertheless.~ RumiThose who contemplate the beauty of the earth
find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.~ Rachel Carsonphoto by Alan Larus
I am a book of snow,
a spacious hand, an open meadow,
a circle that waits.
I belong to the Earth & its winter.~ Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)
Those who see worldly life as an obstacle to Dharma see no Dharma in everyday actions.
They have not yet discovered that there are no everyday actions outside of Dharma.
~ Dogen Zenji (1200-1253)
via Daily Dharma by Robert Cooper
How long has it been since I came to this place?
With no one to tend them, the grounds have run wild
My begging bag and bowl just sit gathering dust
A solitary lantern lights the bare walls
Evening rain patters on my lonely door
Every detail is complete
Ah! What else is there that I need?
via Zen Poems, Haiku & Writings on Facebook
I have long believed that we have incredibly interesting readers, and once in a
while one will prove me right. Gail Storey has videos, a blog, and books linking
nonduality with nature. She sent a fantastic video of her recent adventures.
From her blog:
Hiking the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail, Porter and I were shaken to the core
by how everything is in constant flux weather, terrain, our bodies, feelings,
thoughts, the trail itself.
Later, paragliding in New Zealand, we gave ourselves over to the winds of
See how in our video:
"Our digital technologies, from devices to social media, reflect our longing to
connect. Theyre not an end but a means to relatedness with each other and the
world. For a direct connection unmediated by technology, listen to the wind, feel
the bark of a tree, look into the sky or into the eyes of another. Fall silent.
I Promise Not To Suffer
A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail
You can pre-order I PROMISE NOT TO SUFFER: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail here: