Apr 9, 2021

No sun, just a gray ceiling.

The Yuba River, rushing past. It is in a great hurry. Even at full-on noon the river has no time to cast my reflection. Swift water on white rocks. Overhead, a turkey vulture circles slow, watching.


They tried to be immigrants

And instead were locked into camps. 

No sun, just a gray ceiling. 


It doesn’t take many words to tell you how I love the silence.


Fulfillment has nothing to do with circumstances. 


Mindfulness practice is not an evasion or an escape. It means entering vigorously into life — with the strength generated by the energy of mindfulness. Without this freedom and concentration, there is no happiness. 

-Thich Nhat Hanh

As long as you seek for something, you will get the shadow of reality and not reality itself. 

-Shunryu Suzuki

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. 

 -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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