Years ago I read this book by the Dalai Lama, after hearing a detail piece about it on NPR. I found myself seeking it out once again this week. A combination of things happened that have spurred me to reconnect with this. A wonderful interview on Se'Lah's blog along with her recent post on impermenance that I found so calming, so grounding.
As an adult, it seems sometimes more so than as an adolescent, crazy drama's effect our lives. These are sometimes out of the blue, unexpected and completely blow you over. I had one of those such weeks. So I reflected on many things. I found peace, solice, and regained confidence after reading the very basic and thoughtful daily writings of Thich Nhat Hanh. I was reminded how to breathe again.
We are excited to be participating in our third annual Earth Hour on Saturday. I hope to teach and instill in my children the very important lesson of breath and living in the present moment that I was reaquainted with this week. When was the last time you gazed upon a flower and simply took in a cool breath and smiled?