In the Smallest of Things

"Although it's light is wide and great, the moon is reflected even in a puddle only an inch wide.The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in dewdrops on the grass....Each reflection, however long or short it's duration, manifests the vastness of the dewdrop, and realizes the limitlessness of the moonlight in the sky." ~ Dogen Zenji

The moon is reflected in all bodies of ocean, a pond, even a dew drop, and so it is with truth and the beauty of the Universe.  

Do not look only to the dramatic or grandiose, for beauty is contained even in the smallest of things - a walk, a touch, a prayer, a heartfelt conversation,  a smile - all contain the beauty of all that is.  The deeper you look, the more you will see.

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  1. The picture and the post...beautiful!

  2. Wonderful post, beautiful image. Thought to ponder for the day.