” i used to think that I had to fish for trout to be happy. Now, I feel that I have to be happy to fish for trout”…. Todd Harper, on a dog walk yesterday morning.
So, my body is tired again. I am waking up at 5:30, because it is light out, and I want to. I have not been to school all spring. It is my favorite weather: sunny/cloudy, mid 60’s, calm morning. I can see the trees and clouds out of my windows. Birds still sing. While I am slightly melancholic that spring has turned to summer here in the north, these are the days I have been dreaming of. I am becoming healed. While I would like to fish for trout on the Kinnickinnic today, I don’t have to. I am feeling peace watching the clouds race by, right here.
Chanting to the Gohonzon this morning, I reflected with gratitude on all the people who are helping me heal: I vow to follow Daisaku Ikeda’s words : “It’s important not to live aimlessly, lacking in any clear purpose. I therefore say to you ” dig beneath your feet, there you will find a spring, and LIve in a way that is true to yourself.” I vow to manifest absolute happiness where I am, whatever I do. And, I will play piano, listen to Erik Satie, work the garden, clean, and encourage others. And sit down in the green chair, with my dog in my lap.
Reblogged this on Trout Songs and commented:
still mean it.