Our friend Christopher Eldredge emailed us this image on the very morning that we read this passage from Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Sun My Heart:

Around us, life bursts forth with miracles—a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there. 

Maria Robledo’s instagram of morning winter light captures just such an everyday miracle.  All we have to do is look.

Maria Robledo
Maria Robledo


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2 replies on “Tree Cloud: What Might We See if We Were Really Looking

  1. Does the cloud make the tree look like it has leaves or does the tree make the cloud look like it IS leaves? Of course, both, but it shows that a point of view comes from the mind of the observer.

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