30 July 2010

looking at a photograph from 1989

If you only see the waves you may overlook the water. But practising mindfulness you can touch the water in the waves. When you have learnt to touch the water the coming and going of the waves doesn't matter any more. Birth and death of the waves are no longer interesting. Fear will pass. You will no longer worry about the beginning or the end of a wave or that one wave is higher or deeper than another. You can let go of these thoughts because you have touched the water. (from the wise man)

This picture was taken on Easter Sunday late afternoon. I had just finished reading John Le Carre's Perfect Spy, while R was snorkeling somewhere to the left and behind me S was trying to get the giant old tortoise to follow her dangling a leaf.
A perfectly happy day.

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