Thursday, August 07, 2008

Theme Thursday = Steps

This is near our home.

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Peace is present right here and now,

in ourselves and in everything we do and see.

The question is whether or not we are in touch with it.

We don't have to travel far away to enjoy the blue sky.

We don't have to leave our city or even

our neighborhood
to enjoy the eyes of a beautiful child.

Even the air we breathe can be a source of joy.


from: Peace Is Every Step - Thich Nhat Hanh


Witchi Tai To - Everything Is Everything
with Jim Pepper *who wrote the song*



17 comments:

tut-tut said...

Nice post; I discovered lots of things I didn't know about, on my step discovery this week, in my area.

Merle Sneed said...

Thanks for the tour. Ms. Muir must have been a remarkable person.

Kurt said...

But Thich Nhat Hanh, the sky isn't blue and the air isn't all that breathable where I live. Also, looking in children's eyes gets you arrested.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

what a peace-filled post - thanks for the tour, the introduction to gladdys muir - what an inspiring individual, the wonderful quote and the jim pepper chant - one of my all time favorites ....always makes me feel fine.....

Bob Dylan said...

To me, the ramp symbolizes the steps we must take ourselves, the effort. Gladdys Muir knew what she was talking about.

Squirrel said...

I like the idea of peace education.

Squirrel said...

All we were taught as kids was how we had to win -

dennis said...

I'm peaceful as long as everyone conforms to my ideas.

Tiphany said...

I never heard the jim Pepper chant before, Really liked it.

Coffee Messiah said...

t & t: Thanks for tagging along.

merle: That the school is still going strong, with kids from all around the World too, is remarkable.

kurt: Hey, is your glass 1/2 full or empty?

mouse: I only have 2 versions, well, one is Jim Pepper on his own later, Brewer & Shipley and and there's a version by someone named Grant from the 80s I believe.

bd: That was my thought, hence the photo, rather than stairs. It would have been nice to hear her speak.

squirrel: Sad you have to pay for that kind of education, isn't it?

dennis: Why does that not surprise me?

tiphany: Glad you stopped by and took a listen.

tony said...

Heaven Is Behind Our Eyes.

enigma4ever said...

what a wonderful post...truly soothing and so calming....and Steps...yup...and what a nice garden...

King Pin said...

I was watching this old movie with Anne Bancroft and Burt Lancaster and he says something like "You women don't understand about Victory! It has a TASTE!"
and she says so does defeat.
I'm not sure it WAS Anne Bancroft though, because she was wearing a long blonde curly wig and I didn't see a close up. I'm just going by the sound of the voice.

Joanne said...

Love the message in Peace Is Every Step. Very moving, and tangible.

Coffee Messiah said...

tony: Somewhere indeed, and it ain't any further than ourselves, I agree.

e4e: Thanks for stopping by.

kp: Thanks for that!

joanne:Thanks and appreciate your stopping by.

dennis said...

Dennis thinks Gladdys was lucky--she probably had all these nice pure circles.

Gourmet Coffee and Tea said...

Cool post, anyone want a coffee cup?