Love this silence, this moment, and every moment.
for allowing my heart to ache some, it comes and goes occasionally.
for taking a rest when needed,
for reading a good book,
for clouds dancing…
for mental stamina,
for not attaching,
for timing of the universe.
And realizing that if the world ends tomorrow, I’ve had a good life.
O mind, my friend, what’s the good of so much speaking?
O mind, my friend, all of this has been made quite clear.
I’ve told you what I know to be true;
You’re the ultimate Reality.
You’re unbounded, like space.
– From The Song of Avadhut
Grateful for awareness and consciousness.
It’s better having one true friend than having false relatives.
Good things happen when you distance yourself from negative people.
Do not let people’s opinions of you mold your destiny.
Let unhappy people have their unhappy thoughts.
Continue on your path courageously.
— Haemin Sunim
Grateful for embracing simplicity, it allows me to gradually purge from my life those commitments, activities, and people that do not benefit me in some (positive) way. The extra time I consequently gain can seem like vast, empty stretches of wasted potential. But as I learned to slow down (since the early 2008), I know that eliminating unnecessary rapidity from my experiences allows me to fill that time in a constructive, fulfilling, and agreeable way. I can relish my morning rituals, linger over quality time with loved ones, immerse myself wholeheartedly in what I have to do, and take advantage of opportunities to nurture myself every single day.
This coffee plant might not be able to produce enough coffee fruits to meet my coffee demands, but it is still cool to have it around.😝
*Coffea arabica likes moist soil but not soggy, high humidity, indirect light, temp of 60-80°F.