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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Each Step is the Goal


The difference between a journey and a pilgrimage is this: on a journey, reaching the goal means success; a pilgrimage is successful only when each step becomes the goal.

~ Brother David Steindl-Rast

James's comment: This reminds me of Thich Nhat Hanh's mantra that "peace is every footstep. A great reminder that the present moment is our destination not just another step into the future that is still an illusion.

-Peace to all beings-

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5 comments:

isaiah said...

And so I bow to you, James- sweet translator of Buddha mind. What should be before us is the next step, simply this...for how much more than this can we truly handle?

I am here, now- with you.

Johnny Newt said...

Excellent. Arigato James,may your pilgrimage be eternal.

"James" said...

Isaiah:

Thank-you. Yes, present moment, only moment. Wonderful moment.

Johnny:

Eternal indeed and may yours be as well.

lauren said...

I just found your blog. Thank you for bringing me back to this moment.

"James" said...

Lauren:

Welcome.

I bow to the Buddha within you.

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