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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Zen Walk


 “...it's like this. Sometimes, when you've a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you'll never get it swept. And then you start to hurry. You work faster and faster and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left to sweep as before, and you try even harder, and you panic, and in the end you're out of breath and have to stop--and still the street stretches away in front of you. That's not the way to do it.




 You must never think of the whole street at once, understand? You must only concentrate on the next step, the next breath, the next stroke of the broom, and the next, and the next. Nothing else.

That way you enjoy your work, which is important, because then you make a good job of it. And that's how it ought to be.


And all at once, before you know it, you find you've swept the whole street clean, bit by bit. what's more, you aren't out of breath. That's important, too... ” 
 Michael Ende, Momo


 I had lunch today with my pals Barbara and Laura at Duke Gardens. If you live anywhere near Duke University in Durham, it is worth a drive to visit the gardens right now, spring is all over the place, it is simply breathtaking. We packed a lunch and sat on the edge of the koi pond and talked about art and life. I need to be in nature and with good friends like I need air to breathe.


 I had over 600 page views yesterday, seven page views on my petition tab, what?! seven?!?
 times a wasting as you continue to get zapped with unregulated waves of radiation. Do you really want to live like this? Do you want these trees and plants in your life?
SIGN the petition!!!!!!  Thanks to those that did already!!!

peace ya'll
xo

12 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

Taking me back to my Zen training from 15 years ago, Tracey. Thank you.
And I'll go back and sign the petition.

Laura Farrow said...

I think maybe I photo-bombed that one shot... You. are. not. to be trusted! xo

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Hollis,yeah it was a zen kinda day:) thanks for signing!!
Laura, I had no idea you were there until I posted these photos, haha! It reminded me of how Wesley slips into the corners of my photos, I love it!

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Hollis,yeah it was a zen kinda day:) thanks for signing!!
Laura, I had no idea you were there until I posted these photos, haha! It reminded me of how Wesley slips into the corners of my photos, I love it!

cookingwithgas said...

Last time I was there the place was full of prom couples.

Sandy miller said...

Wow is that a beautiful place! Takes me back to Kyoto......

Kathy Catlin said...

A well needed reminder to take one breath at a time...

Tracey Broome said...

Awwww, I could just see prom couples there.... So sweet
Sandy, yeah the Japanese garden has a tea house and they have tea ceremonies there, really ice.
Kathy, I need a reminder like that often!

Melissa Rohrer said...

Been there with my cousins who live in Durham. Beautiful place.

About your petition- some of us need v-e-r-y specific instructions. I found it after it occurred to me that you said "tab" and I looked up. I'll check it out later. Gotta run.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Melissa, I know what y mean, , haha! Thanks! This morning there were 20 page views, but still a ways to go on the petition!

Vicki said...

What a beautiful place!
It is so nice to be able to, just be.
And breathe :)

Tracey Broome said...

Lots of breathing....ahhhhhhh