“We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness”.
And remember when reflecting on challenging times and times of change, “No mud. No lotus.”
My most favorite quotes and such a timely reminder from well-known buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.
Peace and human rights activist, spiritual leader, Zen master and poet, Thich Nhat Hanh “Thay” has led an extraordinary life. So grateful for his light he shared with our world. He will be missed. I have painted this portrait in his honor and have done my best to capture his true essence.
Contemplation On No Coming, No Going
This body is not me.
I am not limited by this body.
I am life without boundaries.
I have never been born,
and I have never died.
Look at the ocean and the sky filled with stars,
manifestations from my wondrous true mind.
Since before time, I have been free.
Birth and death are only doors through which we pass,
sacred thresholds on our journey.
Birth and death are a game of hide-and-seek.
So laugh with me,
hold my hand,
let us say good-bye,
to meet again soon.
We meet today.
We will meet again tomorrow.
We will meet at the source every moment.
We meet each other in all forms of life.
~Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace eternal to this beloved soul as he is lifted into the light and moves into his next divine expression.
October 6th, 2020
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