Hello on this Sacred Sunday

I like the idea of you being out there, me here, sharing in an intimate, yet quiet exchange on this Sacred Sunday. 

I breathe in and out, and savor these precious times, wondering if you might be doing the same?

I pick the last of our sunflowers and put it in a vase. It’s sunny face makes me smile and relax into the day. I have made a home here, among the grapes, the garden, the Redwood trees.

“Your True Home Is the Here and Now,” Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Master & Activist writes this in Lion’s Roar magazine. He talks about the 5 Practices to Nurture Happiness, and how to find one’s true home. 1. Letting go. 2. Inviting Positive Seeds. 3. Mindfulness-Based Joy. 4. Concentration and 5. Insight. He says, “We each have many kinds of ‘seeds’ lying deep in our consciousness. Those we water are the ones that sprout, come up into our awareness, and manifest outwardly. ”

As I think about his wise words, I water my seeds by connecting with each of you through my writing.

I wish you peace and joy on this Sacred Sunday. May you find what fills your soul tank. Thank you for being in my life.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Hello on this Sacred Sunday”

  1. Thank you Monica.

    Your & TNH’s words help me connect to my home and to my gratefulness practice on this fall-like Sunday.

    Peace & love to all.

    Nora

  2. Sundays, indeed, are special times to reflect, appreciate, and prioritize for the upcoming week. Yesterday, I “dead headed” my rose garden, tossing away the old blooms so that new ones can grow. it’s like tossing away the negative to allow the positive to take hold.

    My back garden is one of my cherished sacred places especially as I watch the hummingbirds drink from the penstemon blooms and frolick in the tall fountain. The bees, too, are plentiful, also enjoying the plants and drinking water to remain alive.

    How lucky we are to have the beauty of nature at our finger tips, something temporarily lost in Texas and Florida. I continue to pray for these areas, hopeful that nature will bless them with a different kind of beauty to follow the devastation.

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