Sunday, February 17, 2008

well said

"At daybreak, if the weather is fine, I go into the garden. This time of day is very special to me. I look at the sky. It's very clear and I see the stars and have this special feeling--of my insignificance in the cosmos. The realization of what we Buddhists call impermanence. It's very relaxing. Sometimes I don't think at all and just enjoy the dawn and listen to the birds."

The Dalai Lama from A Policy of Kindness p. 48.

1 comment:

Frances said...

The early morning song of the birds is magical, indeed. The chirpfest is starting to pick up here and the temps allow one to go out before sunrise to listen.

Frances at Faire Garden