oh, I feel so free

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“Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice… No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Last week’s post revealed
glimpses of a mindfulness
retreat’s heartfelt beauty;
many left hands clapping.
This week a joyful, & insightful
expression of words, dance and song from retreatants:
oh, I feel so free!
Thanks Michelle, Bev, David, Augusta, Charity and Ruby!

Taking care of myself
I take care of others.
Showing compassion to others
I show compassion to myself.
Life is an infinite web of connections;
each of my actions reverberate outward
and touch you because are a part of me.

From my center I offer loving kindness to the earth
to all beings, and to myself.

Recognizing my own anger and greed,
I transform that into non-attachment to…

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