|RedMan and Beauty|
"Perceiving includes our ideas or concepts about reality. When you look at a pencil, you perceive it, but the pencil itself may be different from the pencil in your mind. If you look at me, the me in myself may be different from the me you perceive. In order to have a correct perception, we need to have a direct encounter.
When you look at the night sky, you might see a very beautiful star, and smile at it. But a scientist may tell you that the star is no longer there, that it was extinct ten million years ago. So our perception is not correct. When we see a very beautiful sunset, we are very happy, perceiving that the sun is there with us. In fact it was already behind the mountain eight minutes ago. It takes eight minutes for the sunshine to reach our planet. The hard fact is that we never see the sun in the present, we only see the sun of the past. Suppose while walking in the twilight, you see a snake, and you scream, but when you shine your flashlight on it, it turns out to be a rope. This is an error of perception. During our daily lives we have many misperceptions. If I don't understand you, I may be angry at you, all the time. We are not capable of understanding each other, and that is the main source of human suffering."
Being Peace Thich Nhat Hanh
I found these adorable babies last week when I was pulling weeds. The photo on the left is my attempt to give them some protection from the scorching Texas sunshine.
|NO, Sandra you may not hold the babies!|
|These guys are now 2 days older than above photo.|
Well, obviously Momma rabbit figured my garden would be an extremely safe haven for her little ones. And she was right. I know these little buggers will reek havoc on my plantings. But, sometimes we just have to share what we have sown.
Next week, stop by here, and we will make some kind of herbal Jelly.
Until next time, remember, what we think is real isn't always reality. Be patient and kind to all critters, two-legged, four-legged, many-legged and feathered.
|"Me and My Shadow!|