Zen Quote 111618

Here in our widdle corner of the Pacific Northwest – we live among the Trees – some of the houses in our small Community coming to rest a few feet from the base of a fir tree. 

 Every day I do forest bathing among those trees – it’s so soothing and restful and keeps me balanced in this hectic World we live in today. 

To The Trees!  as Pete Nelson will say!!!

November 16, 2018
The Pine Forest Is My Home
My house is not an ornate building,
the pine forest is my home.
Life passes in an instant,
don’t say the myriad things are far away.
If you don’t make a raft to cross over,
you’ll drift and sink just plucking flowers.
If you don’t plant wholesome roots now,
when will you ever see them sprout?
Excerpted from:
The Complete Cold Mountain:
Poems of the Legendary Hermit Hanshan
translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt,
page 105
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