Happy September everyone! Enjoying the sunshine while it lasts
I loved watching these ducks having a pause, a moment of stillness,
simply being with each other in silence.
Animals teach us so much about being present and living life fully
in harmony with nature.
May we learn from them at last.
May we walk mindfully into September
One step at a time
stopping often to listen
to take in this moment
to be fully present with ourselves, with others and the environment.
May mindfulness reside in the centre of our being
at every moment – making informed choices.
May it land in our hearts and remain there
sitting on a golden throne.
The quietened mind holds and nurtures this unfolding
Like a patient midwife
witnessing the birth of loving kindness
compassion and care
and their sister wisdom
These children are born out of mindful awareness and taming the mind.
May their radiance permeate our thoughts, our speech our actions
to heal, to guide, to help
Walking humbly into the world with all these children
may we create peace and harmony with all living things
with our beloved planet.
Sandrine Pelmo Cranswick – 1 September 2019