A quiet mind is all we need. All else happens rightly, once the mind is still.

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Deciduous Daydream

It's lovely to enjoy silence when my emotions and feelings are at peace, but that is not always the case. Instead of getting annoyed with the presence of an uncomfortable feeling or sensation, I've learned to just allow it, let it be with me as an uninvited and semi-welcome guest.  

Sometimes these guests turn out to be quite amazing - like the anxious feeling in my belly the other day. I eventually settled my awareness onto this feeling and let my imagination go. Soon, I was enjoying the image of myself sprouting a scattering of leaves along my limbs and soaking up the sunshine - a joyful, heartfelt experience.

Now, when  out walking, I sometimes imagine myself sprouting a few leaves, soaking up some sunlight, and soon realize I'm ambling along with a giant smile stuck on my face. 


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