Morning or stillness meets silence

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“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

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” Both light and shadow are the dance of Love.” – Rumi

These pictures were taken inside a very famous monastery in the north of my country, Mosteiro de Cete.  It was one of those once-in-a-lifetime mornings. When life is sweet and you just want to say thank you.

Morning

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The Guest House, by Rumi

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

(The Essential Rumi, version by Coleman Barks)

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