Try to be mindful, and let things take their natural course. Then your mind will become still in any surroundings, like a clear forest pool. All kinds of wonderful, rare animals will come to drink at the pool, and you will clearly see the nature of all things. You will see many strange and wonderful things come and go, but you will be still.
~ Ajahn Chah
If the summer days to come are all like today, I think I could easily fall in love with summer. We’re not officially into summer yet, but even with today’s mild temperatures, it looks and feels like summer, especially around the pond.
M and I finally got to take our new bikes out for a spin. We woke up to clear skies, sunshine, and a mild breeze. Perfect. It was a little cool (around 50), but after going up the first hill I was thankful for the cooler temperature. That hill was quite a doozy, followed by some smaller hills. I had already anticipated the big hills. The small hills, not too noticeable when I’m walking, are much more evident when I’m pedaling up them.