Looking Through Relationship

Ours is to co-exist with everything else, even with the insect in the room.

watching 0314There are times I escort bugs and insects to the world outside our windowpane. Perhaps, some return or it is a look-alike bug or insect. Nonetheless, I return them to the other side of the pane.

Theirs is a fragile world, terrifyingly transient, but still, life at full throttle. They meet the moment whether coming or going, going or coming….

EmmaRose puts her paw on my arm—my cue to look through the windowpane— at an armadillo, a rabbit, a possum.

We meet today.
We will meet again tomorrow.
We will meet at the source every moment.
We meet each other in all forms of life.

Thich Nhat Hanh

We value the richness of relationship, are protective of its boundaries. We like the windowpane between us and them. We are not comfortable with all forms of life, having not yet mastered the ease of coming and going.

Aim for Even posts offer equanimity in daily doses. No day or dose is ever the same, even if the aim is.  You may read about the origins of Aim for Even here or on this site’s About page. 

 

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