The cosmos is filled with precious gems

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The cosmos is filled with precious gems.
I want to offer a handful of them to you this morning.
Each moment you are alive is a gem,
shining through and containing earth and sky,
water and clouds.

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It needs you to breathe gently
for the miracles to be displayed.
Suddenly you hear the birds singing,
hear the pines chanting,

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see the flowers blooming,

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the blue sky,
the white clouds,

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the smile and the marvelous look
of your beloved.

You, the richest person on Earth,
who have been going around begging for a living,

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stop being the destitute child.
Come back and claim your heritage.

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We should enjoy our happiness
and offer it to everyone.
Cherish this very moment.
Let go of the stream of distress
and embrace life fully in your arms.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

6 thoughts on “The cosmos is filled with precious gems

  1. As always, another exquisite post rich in words and photographs. These are words to live by, always. Thank you Amy. You always brighten my day and enrich my thoughts.

    • Maude, what a lovely note from you this morning! Yes, life is rich in miracles, infused with blessings, and these lovely words underscore this truth. I love knowing you’re enjoying my small offerings. Thank you. xox

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