poolside reflections

Life Lessons …

The view of the self sends forth all these delusions. But when that illusion is punctured with wisdom there is fearlessness; we see this is a journey, a transition to the sensory realm and we are willing to learn the lessons they teach us no matter what those lessons might be.

Ajahn Sumedho, “The Way It Is”

Other Worldly

Saturday afternoon at Tregastel beach, October 2021

At the beach, Trestraou, Brittany, September 2021.

The Yin and Yang Trees

 

From several years ago, but I still love these trees! We used to go past them on our country walks…

Letting Go

The practice of all the bodhisattvas is to let go of grasping.

When encountering things one finds pleasant or attractive,

Considering them to be like rainbows in the summer skies –

Beautiful in appearance, yet in truth devoid of any substance.

 

From “The 37 Practices of all the Bodhisattvas” by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo

Boats at Tregastel, Brittany, August 2021

Hay

Seeing the hay in the field opposite where we now live (1st photo), reminded me of when we lived in Surrey, and we used to help on the farm (2nd photo) …..

Le 14 juillet… Perros Guirec, Brittany.