Zen Spot #130 — Mindfulness, meditation and an impossible composition of one February 7, 2018 00:05


This image is a favorite when posted on my Twitter feed. For some reason, viewers respond well despite its simplicity. I’m not sure where I was when I captured the image. The wetness of the bark attracted my curiosity.


I picked it up and ran the tips of my fingers along both sides, then tried to break it, only to find that I could only severely bend it--into a circle. Having done so, when released, it quickly regained it’s original form. 


I laid it down, took out my camera, steadied my hand and snapped a photo.


There is something to be said about intuition, action in the moment, moving on and knowing something good happened.


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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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