|A Cottage by the Sea||
You all know the Great Law. One way of stating it is to say: Like produces like. What we sow in thought we reap in experience.
Do we really need much more than this? To honor the dawn. To visit a garden. To talk to a friend. To contemplate a cloud. To cherish a meal. To bow our heads before the mystery of the day. Are these not enough?
Kent Nerburn, quoted in www.gratefulness.org
As I see it, a home is greater than any other structure, because we live our lives in it.
We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are secret to Creativity. When we get home home is still the same but something in our minds has changed and that changes everything.
Practice loving kindness for everyone, including (especially?!) neutral and difficult people. Feelings of love neutralizes feelings of shame.
The true division of humanity, is between those who live in light and those who live in darkness.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn't make any sense.
Rumi, quoted in www.gratefulness.org