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Life means giving and taking:

exchange, transformation.

It is breathing in and breathing out.


It is not the taking possession of anything,

but a taking part in everything

that comes in touch with us.


It is neither a state of possession

nor of being possessed,

neither a clinging to the objects of our experience

nor a state of indifference,

but the middle way,

the way of transformation.

We are transformed by what we accept.

We transform what we have accepted

by assimilating it.

We are transformed by the act of giving,

and we contribute to

the transformation of others

by what we are giving.


He who opposes this process of transformation

will die the slow death of rigidity …


Lama Anagarika Govinda


Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

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Breath is the bridge

which connects life to consciousness,

which unites your body

to your thoughts.

Whenever your mind becomes scattered,

use your breath

as the means to take hold

of your mind again.


Thích Nhất Hạnh


Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014