Saturday, October 15, 2011

Nurture selfless thoughts~ Buddhist Thought for the Day





"We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them."
-- Buddha






I've been creating my own little Japanese garden space and the more I add to it, the more joy it inspires. Yes, a little messy, off balance, not quite like the prototypes...but that's because it's made by me. Some might easily recognize these traits. All I know is when I sit on the boulder just across the patio and stare at it, I find myself in a meditative state with a smile. And joy. 


Today, nurture selfless and joyous thoughts. Who doesn't want joy shadowing them?! 

6 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I LOVE that you have created your own Japanese garden here dearest, and that is all we need to do. A small space, one seed, and the rest is a crop of LOVE...THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VISITING ME and I MISSED YOUR PRIOR POST????? LET ME SEE...Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS YOUR PHOTO??????????? I GOT THE ONE I HAVE ON MY POST FROM PINTEREST!!!! OH DEAREST, I AM SO SORRY!!!!! Let me give you credit for that picture!!!!!!!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

AH! I just added your link to that FABULOUS SHOT!!!! Anita

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Hi Kirsten! How nice to have your own special spot that you made with your own hands. It's beautiful. I'll think of you there.
Have a beautiful Sunday,
Catherine

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Kirsten!!!!!!

TEEEheeeee....I guess that landmark in Paris (which sadly, I missed when I was there) must be a MUCH-PHOTOGRAPHED PLACE! Oh, thank you for getting back to me dear one! AND ENJOY this marvelous day!! Anita

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