Following the chapters are a number of practices for mindful living. I think the one that struck me the most was the gatha (short verses that bring mindfulness to daily activities) for taking out the garbage.
In the garbage, I see a rose.He speaks about how without one, the other cannot be. The rotting garbage will be compost to grow the rose. The rose will eventually rot, and become garbage.
In the rose, I see the garbage.
Everything is in transformation.
Even permanence is impermanent.
Amazing how speaking about garbage can be so beautiful!
During our training, a few of us did a photoshoot entitled
"if you can't see it, is it not there?"
At the very end of the book is an "Earth Peace Treaty" commitment sheet. I think this is great as a way to see how much we are already doing, and get new ideas to help us on our journey. Some new ones for me will be walking/biking to work (once I learn how to ride a bike that is - gasp!) and of course, as I am now, encouraging friends to make commitments on the list :)
Which new commitment(s) will you make?
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