Zen Spot #303 - Mindfulness, meditation and the sky/water wheel October 29, 2019 00:00


A glass of pure water is clear — as is the air we breath. The ocean is blue, as is the sky. An explanation of the difference between the clarity and color of both substances represents simple science. That said, the scientific explanation never offers insight into the precise volume of water or air needed for either element to begin to make the transition from clear to blue.

On a late afternoon, on a Pacific beach, within an hour of sunset, I stood with my feet in the cool, clear water and looked out at the expanse of ocean that stretched toward the horizon. I was awed by the water’s color and power. In the next moment, I closed my eyes and spread my arms expecting the sky to wrap me in blue.

It did.


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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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