A beautiful Post……Thank you very much for sharing this at a time where love is needed.
One standing a little left
the other just a little to the right,
Teacher & Student both near
yet, somehow far apart.
Hundreds of smiles,
along with the fate of humanity
await this reconciliation.
Oh, to embody wisdom teachings
borne from ancient ancestor’s desires to transcend
life’s minor pains & major devastations, varying as
scrapes, aching shoulders, misunderstandings; even anger & terrorism,
to dwell contentedly among fellow flowers in this vibrant garden.
Peaceful, well-being can clearly be
seen at bottom of pool’s shallow end.
We can play there with our water fins & waders
as we build up endurance for the deeper, darker end,
– a worthy, attainable aspiration.
Sitting Between Steps, Thich Nhat Hanh & students ~d nelson, flickr. Taken during a walking meditation rest at Prajna Temple (Bhat Nah), March 2007.
While healing one or more lifetimes of misunderstandings & hurt
in a short while is too much to ask for,
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