Just Sitting

Meditation quiets our “monkey” minds. My hope is that more people discover this lovely, powerful technique.

Pulling Weeds

“What is essential to practice the Tao is to get rid of cravings and vexations. If these afflictions are not removed, it is impossible to attain stability. This is like the case of the fertile field, which cannot produce good crops as long as the weeds are not cleared away.  Cravings and ruminations are the weeds of the mind; if you do not clear them away, concentration and wisdom do not develop.”
–  Chang San-feng, founder of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, circa 1300 A.D.

The Blue Cloud and The Coffee Cup

Why does it have to make sense? Life doesn’t. Lighten up, smell the fresh coffee and follow blue clouds whenever you see them.

Wabi Sabi

Old Bowl & Dried Grasses

In keeping with my current emphasis on still images, this one was taken inside a wonderful Moroccan shop in Petaluma, California called “bay-ti”. It consists of nothing but an antique bowl and some dried vegetation. I think their combination is quite beautiful.

Quiet Time

This small plant stem blowing in the breeze contains in it the dust of stars. If we can understand it we will know all there is to know.

Meditation

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This was not taken on the streets, nor is it an image that I usually,post, but the hands and the deep blacks made a deep impression on me.

 

 

 

Coffee With Friends

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Misty memory in a quiet place.

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