Monday, December 7, 2009

Embracing Reality


I found this beautiful image tonight and then I found this:
"I am of the nature to grow old.
There is no way to escape growing old.
I am of the nature to have ill health.
There is no way to escape ill health.
I am of the nature to die.
There is no way to escape death.
All that is dear to me and everyone I love
are the nature to change.
My actions are my only true belongings.
I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.
My actions are the ground upon which I stand."
:From, The Plum Village Chanting, by Thich Nhat Hanh

2 comments:

J for Jendetta said...

both so beautiful!! love love thich nhat hanh!!

JP said...

om muni muni mahamuni shakyamuni svaha