A Smile – Metta Teachings

Photo taken at Carnac two days ago.

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Flowers are called Earth Smiles. They bring colour, light and cheerfulness to our lives. Flowers are one of  nature’s purest gifts. I love to photograph them, and never tire of gazing at their beautiful shape and form. Here are several quotations from beloved Thay, including one on the importance of a smile..   

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Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
 

-Thich Nhat Hanh

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Wild Poppies in Carnac

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Walking Meditation from Thick Nhat Hanh – from the book of the same name. 

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Take my hand.
We will walk.
We will only walk.
We will enjoy our walk
without thinking of arriving anywhere.
Walk peacefully.
Walk happily.
Our walk is a peace walk.
Our walk is a happiness walk.

Then we learn
that there is no peace walk;
that peace is the walk;
that there is no happiness walk;
that happiness is the walk.
We walk for ourselves.
We walk for everyone
always hand in hand.

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Print on Earth your love and happiness.