― Thích Nhất Hạnh, No Death, No Fear
|Thich Nhat Hanh|
Like millions of others, my life and practice have been touched deeply by Thich Nhat Hanh. I was fortunate enough to experience his Presence personally as I attended a five day retreat,
and then a day of mindfulness, with Thay and members of the Order of Interbeing a couple of decades ago. Even now, I can bring to mind images of his gentle strength, deep compassion, and brilliant, clear mind. A prime practitioner of what he termed Engaged Buddhism, the clear and compassionate consciousness that fueled his tireless efforts for peace and reconciliation will continue to send ripples of sunlight throughout space and time.
(That goes for you and me too, buddhy.)
and Fulfillment. Like Yogi Jesus once proclaimed "Blessed be those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
I am grateful to Thich Nhat Hanh for helping me to see that.
Doing just that, I see that what were once individual leaves from separate trees have disintegrated into the bosom of mother earth. Then, with melted snow coursing through their veins and the warmth of the sun cradled in their hearts, they leap forth to manifest as new life in the dazzling glory of fresh spring blossoms.
As an unfathomable eternity sings through the magic of this very moment, I can only smile,
-- and say hello again!
*#OMG! Meditation Vigil began with the blossoming of #Occupy Wall Street! in the fall of 2011. Our #Occupy Meditation Group! has been sitting at Noon, Monday through Saturday, on the Town Commons of Greenfield, MA, since then.