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Dec. 11th, 2005

This quote from a Buddhist captures my mood this morning, as I sit here drinking coffee and checking email:

I like to walk alone on country paths, rice plants and wild grasses on both sides, putting each foot down on the earth in mindfulness, knowing that I walk on the wondrous earth. In such moments, existence is a miraculous and mysterious reality.

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child--our own two eyes. All is a miracle.

-Thich Nhat Hanh, "Miracle of Mindfulness"

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madisonrose
Dec. 11th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
Great quote!
thndrstd
Dec. 11th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
I thought so. While I'm not a Buddhist (at least in some ways), I admire a lot of their beliefs.
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