Monday, December 31, 2012

You Have to Sweep the Temple Steps

   
                                                                      Clear a new path

                                                                     brush away the dirt                       

                                                                 gently prepare for change.

                                                         Wash away the compulsion to rush, 

                                                               wander the grounds one slow

                                                                               step at 

                                                                               a time.

                                                                      Feel the peace of 

                                                        No resolutions    pledges     promises

                                                                        Instead     savor    
                                                        
                                                                explorations     revelations

                                                                   Notice pure stillness

                                                                             in action.


Regard   Distill   Reveal

There is time enough between 

spaces of doing 

to 

just be.

With broom in hand, begin again

clear a path 

brush lightly 

sweep the temple steps. 




Harmony, California 2012

7 comments:

  1. Beginning the new year in Harmony!

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  2. Yes! Warm regards and blessings to you, Lynn.

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  3. Lovely words and images to usher in the new year. Thank you Monica.

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  4. I discovered your blog through Bridgette Guerzon Mills' blog, Contemplating the Moon. I wanted to tell you how much I love your photographs. I'm a photographer also, trying to incorporate encaustic into my work.

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    1. I took an encaustic class once, and loved it. Such an easy way to combine texture and color. So many methods...so little time!

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  5. Makes a person want to stop . . . breathe . . . take stock. I especially love the blue door. Happy New Year.

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    1. Best to you, too Deborah. May we be happy, healthy, and do our best to live with ease...

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