Our home……

 “The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”   – Maya Angelou

OUR HOME

Our true home is in the present moment.
To live in the present moment is a miracle.
The miracle is not to walk on water.
The miracle is to walk on the green Earth …
to appreciate the peace and beauty available now …
in our bodies and our spirits.
Once we learn to touch this peace,
we will be healed and transformed.
It is not a matter of faith;
it is a matter of practice.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

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22 thoughts on “Our home……

  1. Beautiful words with a profound depth of truth, but sadly I live on a continent where so many people in places are experiencing the direct antithesis; earth for them has become scorched by war and poverty and terrible oppression, a frightening place, and their bodies, twisted and tormented by torture and disease. I look at these people and wonder how they ever feel at home. You can see the longing that Maya Angelou speaks of, in their eyes. I’m not sure how you speak of home to these people. Perhaps one can only whisper it with unimaginable sensitivity to their plight.

    1. Thankyou for your heartfelt and beautiful comment Don. You are right, amongst the oppression and the war where is there home? Hopefully they hold that within them, close to their hearts, their memories, their love, their hope. And if not, perhaps we can hold that for them here, where the earth is green and rich.
      Karen

  2. I’ve read many of Thuch Nhat Hanh’s books… he is such a Master of wisdom! I would say, as Natalie & Yvonne, I love both the photo and the quotes 🙂 thanks for sharing! Have a nice week Karen!

    1. Thankyou Alan for your comment, God does provide for us. We need to understand and appreciate the gifts we have and the abundance around us.
      Karen

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