Friday, August 24, 2012

A whiff of cool breeze last night reminded me of how soon we will be in another Fall with the rich smells of ripeness and decomposition, the luscious colors of orange and red, and the crisp textures of dry leaves and cold air.  We are flying through a continual beginning of endings marked by the bittersweet qualities of growth and change.  Everyone one of us experiences some sort of autumn perhaps more than once in our lives.
The following quote was forwarded by a friend.  What a wonderful way to think of the changing nature of consciousness.
"It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community --   a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living.  This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth.

-- Thich Nhat Hahn"