“for us to survive, both as individuals and as a species, we need a revolution in consciousness.”Love Letter to the Earth, Thich Nhat Hanh, April 21, 2019 Plum Village
Another with same thoughts
May be gazing at the pale morning moon
Of the Long-night month–
No sight is more sorrowful
Trans: AS Omori & K Doi, Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan
BELOVED MOTHER OF ALL THINGS
“I bow my head before you as I look deeply and recognise that you are present in me and that I’m a part of you. I was born from you and you are always present, offering me everything I need for my nourishment and growth. My mother, my father, and all my ancestors are also your children. We breathe your fresh air. We drink your clear water. We eat your nourishing food. Your herbs heal us when we’re sick. …
“Sometimes I forget. Lost in the confusions and worries of daily life, I forget that my body is your body, and sometimes even forget that I have a body at all. Unaware of the presence of my body and the beautiful planet around me and within me, I’m unable to cherish and celebrate the precious gift of life you have given me. Dear Mother, my deep wish is to wake up to the miracle of life. I promise to train myself to be present for myself, my life, and for you in every moment. I know that my true presence is the best gift I can offer to you, the one I love.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Love Letter to the Earth Plum Village
8 replies to “earth friday”
But, a special remark on the photo: it is stunning. I’m not sure what you did in post, but whatever it is, it worked.
Thank you, Michael. If one was to ask about the process…”blank,” would be my eyes…as I just go with a flow.
It was a great flow.
Beautiful sentiments expressed so well. And your image is terrific–the light and shadow and the color.
Thank you…early morning light is wonderful.
Your image is glorious and so is that a love letter to the earth … thank you for sharing
Thank you…it is great hearing from someone who appreciates Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings.
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