Zen Spot #106 — Mindfulness, meditation and Cyclops at night February 18, 2018 00:05

A cool October evening

Night had fallen about 90 minutes earlier and just a sliver of moon helped the tail lights and headlights crossing the nearby Benjamin Franklin Bridge. A street lamp, hanging 30 feet in the air and 100 feet away, was the only ambient light available when I photographed the street art shown above with my flip phone.

The original image is black and white. Painted on a large piece of plywood that was bolted to the doorway of an abandoned brick building, I wasn’t expecting the phone to capture anything but darkness and, looking back, I have no idea why I tried to take the picture. The delete button was almost a knee-jerk.

I never questioned the magenta hue, it just appeared and I loved it. Who knew such powerful color was walking around in the darkness?

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What are The Four Noble Truths?

  1. The truth of suffering
  2. The truth of the origin of suffering
  3. The truth of the cessation of suffering
  4. The truth of the path to the cessation of suffering

What is The Noble Eightfold Path?

  1. Right view
  2. Right intention
  3. Right action
  4. Right speech
  5. Right livelihood
  6. Right effort
  7. Right mindfulness
  8. Right concentration

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