Posted on August 22, 2016, in Not A Poem At All and tagged Life, Mindfulness. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Mmmm, makes me hungry!
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Sharing a morning moment of peace and silence in my day. 🙂
The habit of saying grace before food, a chance for a quiet moment of simple gratitude, humility and mindfulness seems far less common these days. A loss I feel.
You’re right. Very rare these days. I’m usually mindful of the source of the food on the table and give a silent thanks – like thanking the salmon for giving its life for my own sustenance. Learned this from reading about many indigenous practices around the world. When we realize our oneness with all-life we do become more reverent and thankful for our daily bread. Thank you, Ben, for your own wisdom in that regard.
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"You should stop words and letters, and learn to withdraw and reflect on yourself. When you do so, your body and mind will naturally fall away, and your original Buddha nature will appear." - Dogen
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