1/24/2011

Deep Looking




"You who are journalists, writers, citizens, you have the right and duty to say to those you have elected that they must practice mindfulness, calm and deep listening, and loving speech. This is a universal thing, taught by all religions.  In Buddhism, we call this samatha -- stopping, concentration, calm.  When calm is there we are able to practice deep looking." ~from True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh

12 comments:

Magpie said...

Love the top photo!
Mindfulness, such a simple concept so under used or appreciated.

Stephanie said...

That's one beautiful bird ;-) Its body looks healthy also. I like the close-up shot a lot (the first pic). Have a great week Diane!

Darla said...

I like this phrase ... "deep looking" ... just saying it brings the calm that in turn inspires the practice...

EG Wow said...

Love that quote! And it is as appropriate here in Canada as it is in the U.S.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Wonderful photos and very timely quote!

Boonie S said...

Fascinating post. Is the bird a white egret?

Have a nice day, Boonie

LauraX said...

beautiful Diane...completely beautiful.

Amin said...

Beautiful colors!

betchai said...

oh, beautiful photo Diane, and indeed, that egret shows practice of deep looking with the calmness within.

Amin said...

Beautiful bird!

Thérèse said...

"Deep looking" so well rendered by this picture.

Sueli said...

Beautiful blog! Have a nice day!