The Coming of Spring and Easter February 21

Weeping may spend the night,
but joy comes in the morning.
Psalm 30

I took this picture a few days ago, in between one of the “weather events”. The snow and wind had stopped, the sun was starting to come out, and the temperature was rising a bit.  It felt like a “regular” day. The Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron talks about moments such as this.
She says:
In my own training, I’ve been taught to look for the gaps: the gap at the end of each out-breath; the space between thoughts; the naturally occurring, nonconceptual pause after a sudden shock, unexpected noise, or moment of awe. Trungpa Rinpoche advised intentionally creating these gaps by pausing to look at the sky or stopping to listen intently. He called this “poking holes in the clouds”.

About the author jmankowsky

I live in Central Massachusetts in the United States--a wonderful area for nature, art and culture. Using a compact camera, I celebrate daily life found here in a variety of local landscapes throughout the changing seasons.

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