Saturday, August 31, 2013

Buddha Land

 Walks Far Woman

Plant your bare feet upon the earth
and take one step,
peaceful, smiling,
 your roots sending tentacles
into the earth.
Find stability, and balance,
knowing your every step,
your every breath,
connects you to the All-That-Is,
as above, so below.

Remember the wholeness 
with which you began 
this journey.
Shape your brokenness
into a sturdy vessel
once again,
for all will be well,
   all will be well,
       all will be exceedingly well.

Feel the wind and the warm summer  rain
on your face,
hear the birdsong in your heart.
Earth and sky,
wind and water,
all belong
to you.

Experience the peace of this one step,
this single moment.
Then, take another,
each step a gift received,
each moment an opportunity
to give.

Walk with joy upon the earth,
pilgrims of a planetary miracle.

It is all
a gift from God,
this world we walk through.
It is all Buddha Land.


35 comments:

  1. Big Smile. I did this once long ago. I will try again later today!

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  2. it is, indeed. there is a connection between all things...i think we often overlook that....

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  3. The journey from childhood to adulthood and on into later years is nothing short of amazing. You show us how it is done one step at a time.

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  4. i like 'each step a gift received,
    each moment an opportunity
    to give.'... and it surely is the best way to reach the land of Buddha... beautiful

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  5. This is my new favorite of yours. I love it!

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  6. Very nice, Sherry. I really like the message of walking with joy upon the earth. Sure beats the alternative!! Smiles.

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  7. Love the bare connection to mother earth ~ Thanks for the lovely gift of words ~

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  8. Now that is my kind of walk! I love the joy in this post-Buddha would smile reading this one :D

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  9. Yes! This is a meditation that I badly need to incorporate into my day to day. So natural but we just don't take the time...

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  10. I feel whole now, knowing all will be well, knowing Buddha is on my side

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  11. there is nothing like walking barefoot through the earth.. "your roots sending tentacles into the earth." - love this image..

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  12. Buddha Land is ours if only we remember to find it in us. Such a lyrical, beautiful poem.

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  13. I enjoy your poem and the positive thoughts it conveys. I like the feelings of determination and promise too!

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  14. Amazing thoughts you presented here. I particularly loved the notion of Buddha land. At times of such global distress I really wish if our politicians would read this.

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  15. I love the imagery here, Sherry. Your words captivate and move thoughts within me. I love this depiction of a peaceful existence. Very well done. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. I love that picture! Is that you as a child? Beautiful poem. May we all walk on this earth with the wonder and innocence of children. Life is a gift. What an inspirational write! :)

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  17. You have outdone yourself here!

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  18. Gorgeous, Sherry. The one thing I lament about the autumn (though it is my favorite of all the seasons) is that I have to eschew the bare feet and get back into shoes. I spend most of my summer barefoot in the garden. :) It's true what you say - it's a privilege and a joy.

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  19. These thoughts are wonderful for a walking meditation, which really all of life is a walking meditation. This is beautiful Sherry.

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  20. We often miss that connection between our feet and the earth we walk upon. Interesting to see this in light of what I wrote today. It is a good reminder that we are so very connected to each other's destiny, the earth and us that walk upon it. Have a great week, Sherry.

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  21. Each step is a connection if we but realize it. Thanks for this reminder, my friend,

    Elizabeth

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  22. ...may you be well, happy, and peaceful. Smilezzzz :-)
    ZQ

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  23. I like your poem and your wonderful old photograph

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  24. beautifully calming words, Sherry - & i'd be hard put to find a better way to live out my days...

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  25. Such a sense of peace in these beautiful words. A mantra for all. Just lovely Sherry.

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  26. "Shape your brokenness
    into a sturdy vessel
    once again,"

    "Feel the wind and the warm summer rain
    on your face,
    hear the birdsong in your heart."

    There is much serenity in those words!

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  27. Good message here!

    Among my fav. lines:
    Shape your brokenness
    into a sturdy vessel

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  28. The progress to being an adult from infancy can be a real challenge. Smoothly dealt here Sherry! Nicely!

    Hank

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  29. This is a healing prayer Sherry. Thank you! The stanza that particularly speaks to me is:

    Remember the wholeness
    with which you began
    this journey.
    Shape your brokenness
    into a sturdy vessel
    once again,
    for all will be well,
    all will be well,
    all will be exceedingly well.

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  30. yeah, this reminds me to slow down.. :)

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  31. "each step a gift received" Amen on that wonderful thoughts Sherry.

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  32. I kind of like the play on the word "Roots" in the poem. It could mean both ways I feel.

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