9-3-16 Sangha Update

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Seen from our dining room table....What a cosmos!
 
“I realized it for the first time in my life: there is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly, and we don't even know it.” 
 
“To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.” 
“Around us, life bursts with miracles–a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
 
Dear Friends,
 
I hope you are enjoying the miracle of this cool, fresh evening. Here the crickets are singing and the coyotes are calling - a beautiful summer evening. 
 
Tomorrow evening, we will be gathering at 6 PM. ....here is a note from Clare...

"'The first of the month sangha will be meeting at the Unitarian Universalist congregation at lily pads in Peace Dale. We will continue with our reading of "Creating True Peace" by Thich Nhat Hanh and support each other through our practice and recitation of the five mindfulness trainings. We begin at 6:00 p.m.  I will be there  to share this wonderful practice with whomever is able to join us."
 
I hope you will be able to be with us. I know that the weather forecast has been fairly uncertain.  Please check your email before tomorrow'a meeting to check and see if there have been any changes..
 
This is going to be very short. I had eye surgery on Thursday - it went very well, but I cannot look at the computer too long.
 
All of the scheduling information is available at joannefriday.com/calendar. Don't forget the picnic next Saturday
11-3 Colt Sate Park site #3!
 
I will offer more in my next update. Until then, enjoy all the miracles!
 
with much love,
Joanne