Quiet on the home frontPosted: August 12, 2012
Silence is our deepest nature, our home, our common ground, our peace. Silence reveals. Silence heals.
~ Gunilla Norris
Bo the Dog and his people left this morning. The house is amazingly quiet. No pitter-patter of big dog paws pacing overhead. No indignant cats meowing at me. (The cats, having spent the past week on guard, are now in a deep sleep from whence I don’t expect them to awaken for many hours.)
I went out for my walk this morning all by my lonesome. It was odd at first. I missed my doggy companion. Funny how it took only a week to get used to having Bo along on my rambles.
I adjusted to solo walking after a few minutes, and settled back in to a slow walk, taking time to really look into the meadows, the woods, and the pond.
The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.
~Thich Nhat Hanh
It is a good day for a slow walk. A beautiful day for it. The sun is shining. It’s warm, but not too warm (and not at all hot). Lovely clouds float by, carried by the breeze.
It is possible to live twenty-four hours a day in a state of love. Every movement, every glance, every thought, and every word can be infused with love.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
That’s it from the Bogs for today. Thank you for joining me on a peaceful, mindful, Sunday walk. I hope your Sunday has been filled with wonder and delight.