Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Take a moment today to breathe. 
Sit still, and follow your breath ..... into your heart and back out into the air we all breathe in common. 
Feel the beat of the Earth's heart. 
Follow the feeling of breathing in and out as one, you and the Earth.
Feel any sensation of Love you find in your heart as you and the Earth breathe as one. 
Begin to breathe the earth's love into your heart and breathe your love out to the Earth. 
Continue for as long as you can sustain the feeling.... letting it grow and expand . 
Complete with a long deep breath in and a long, slow exhale out. 
Enjoy a blissful moment of union. 

"Before we can generate compassion and love, it is important to have a clear
understanding of what we understand compassion and love to be. In simple terms, compassion and love can be defined as positive thoughts and feelings that give rise to such essential things in life as hope, courage, determination, and inner strength. In the Buddhist tradition, compassion and love are seen as two aspects of the same thing: Compassion is the wish for another being to be free from suffering; love is wanting them to have happiness."
-- His Holiness the Dalai Lama, from "The Compassionate Life", 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Pretty Bit of the Day 2-2-13

Imbolc-Candlemas-St. Brigid's Day

grey skies  
the promise of buds 
and growth
just below the surface
about to rise