Saturday, September 20, 2008

Touching the Earth

"Buddha Tree," encaustic, 8" x 10"

"Touching the Earth helps us to purify our bodies and our minds. It helps us to maintain the awakened understanding of impermanence, interconnectedness and no self. The Buddha has said that whoever sees inter-being sees the Buddha. So as we touch the earth we see Buddhas in us and we see ourselves in the Buddhas. We see all suffering beings in us and we see ourselves in them."

Thich Nhat Hanh,
No Death, No Fear

1 comment:

  1. Courtney, this piece is so beautiful!!! Thank you. It feels like a call to find my ground, the sacred connections again. Thank you!