Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. 

Overwhelming impossibility.

May 31, 2017


And this morning, we've come back to Thich Nhat Hanh's (paraphrased) advice: if you're unhappy/overwhelmed/lost/restless/bored look at a flower. It's not about the perfection of a flower, because nothing is Platonically perfect, so don't look for perfection. Heck, don't look for anything so-called 'deep.' The point, I think, is just to look at one thing. One thing in this vast sea of things. 


And of course it doesn't have to be a flower. It could be a pencil, a cup, the steam rising from a cup, the lines on a calendar, the crumpled paper in the recycling bin. Anything.


We are overwhelmed with choice, which I think is most of our problem.

One thing. Take a break.











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