We have been battered by modern times into obsessive problem solvers, but as life pares us down into only what is essential, it becomes clear that the deepest sufferings of heart and spirit cannot be solved, only witnessed and held. I have struggled with this constantly. Just recently, after being away for two weeks, I returned to a tender partner who loving uttered, "I really missed you." …
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This week’s contemplative feature is on the Elements which
have fascinated humans for millenia.
Take a moment to centre yourself and your spirit,
look at and through the images.
How many elements can you see? Three? Four? Five? Six?
Earth – Air – Fire – Water – Wood – Metal
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People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk 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 curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle – Thich Nhat Hanh
Did you notice the tree in every picture? Slow down…
Another post in my Miksang and Contemplative Photography series.
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Categories : Contemplative Photography, Inspiration, Nature