One of the joys of living in Southern California is the opportunity to touch the warmth of the Earth for most of the year. I walk barefoot and touch the Earth most days. Even if it’s just a few moments on a small patch of grass, I touch the Earth. It’s December 1st and the weather is warm. As I touch the Earth there’s a sense of renewal. As I touch the Earth there’s a sense of intimacy with all life. Metta – lovingkindness – allows me to touch the inner space of the Spirit. This inner space awakens a deep intimacy with all Nature. We’re a part of Nature. We’re a part of each other.
Touch the Earth. Be lovingkindness.
anthony glenn miller
Like water, the sage abides in a humble place;
in meditation, without desire; in thoughtfulness, he is profound, and in his dealings, kind.
In speech, sincerity guides the man of Tao, and as a leader, he is just.
In management, competence is his aim, and he ensures the pacing is correct.
Chapter 8 – Tao Te Ching
The fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
There is no law against such things.