HIROSHIMA, JAPAN IMAGES: THE SIMPLEST THINGS IN LIFE
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN IMAGES: THE SIMPLEST THINGS IN LIFE.
I mention my favourite poets regularly i.e. Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry and want to mention my favourite prose writer Paulo Coehlo. This post begins with a quote from Manuscript Found in Accra asking we let the simplest things reveal there extraordinary nature. The photography underscores this point.
It is in the ordinary the extraordinary is revealed is one of my favourite quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh. When I am mindful, present, and attentive, I sense the extraordinary I rush past in my haste to get to the next moment.
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Haste makes waste….don’t ya know???? 🙂
It does. When we take time, while over things and with people, it makes all the difference.
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
WISDOM IS NEARLY UNIVERSAL—AND MOST PEOPLE HURRY PAST WITHOUT PERCEIVING IT!!!!
Thank you for the re-blog and comment Jonathan.
I’ve read this more than once and each time I nodded with love; couldn’t agree more.
I think any time I can refer to Thich Nhat Hanh, Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, and Paulo Coehlo in one post it is a loving moment. Each of those people exudes love. Thank you for a lovely comment.