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Björn Eriksson » Be well and dwell

Björn Eriksson

 

Be well and dwell 23 juni 2009

Sparat under: Buddhism — Osso @ 16:31

Greetings dear friends

As the summer burst in blow
I think of pleasant walks in the pastures where I live
I think of meals together with friends

And I think of my visit to Plum Village two years ago

With the memory a smile manifests upon my face
evening rays and sunrise in my eyes.

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I hope you are having a nice time
and take time to practise mindful smiling

In the Swedish media the climate issue is hotter than ever
Good in a way and also hard
There seem to be an urge to dig and sink into apocalyptic perspectives
Along with naive wishes

I do not want to lessen the urgency in the matter
Our collective forgetfulness brings terrible consequences
The lack of just and empowering dialogue
is draining me and sowing the seeds of despair

By being deep in the presence
dwelling mindfully
we can overcome the troubles we will face in the name of climate change
and other countless effects of forgetful production and consumption
By mindful living we might see the beauty of the waves
when the water is rising
By mindful living we might stay calm and know what to do
when the temperature is rising

When we practise mindful breathing
observing our mind playing
and letting the practice bear fruit in everyday life
we will also know we are contributing to a more pleasant place
Like a meal under a linden tree in July

Thank you for your time
thank you for your smiles

Be well
and dwell

 

Ge mig ord.