Friday, September 9, 2011

Present moment, wonderful moment

I was at work, looking up environmental grantmaking foundations, when I came across one with this on its web page. One of my favorite quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh:

Our true home is in the present moment.
To live in the present moment is a miracle.
The miracle is not to walk on water.
The miracle is to walk on the green Earth
in the present moment,
to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
Peace is all around us-
in the world and in nature-
in our bodies and spirits.
Once we learn to touch this peace,
we will be healed and transformed.
It is not a matter of faith;
it is matter of practice.

How much better we could relate to our canines--and indeed, to all species--if we took this to heart!

Happy Friday everyone! Remember to thank your pups for being so wonderful today.


  1. Such a lovely photo. It suits the thought so well. I am working harder at living in the moment and appreciating the daily things. The last line is so true. It takes a lot of practice to be good at it.

  2. Beautiful poem, beautiful picture.

  3. And a lovely weekend to you, as well! :)

  4. What a beautiful photo ... and very true sentiments. It's a lesson I think we can all learn ... and something that I try hard to master but never quite get there.


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