Give Thanks = Reflection on Gratitude – Thanksgiving Day

From “Appreciate Your Life” Hykuyu Taizen Maezumi

“I want you to appreciate your own life, too. Every moment, right now, is nothing other than us, our practice, our life, our realization, our manifestation! Refresh it each moment! Having such a practice not only benefits you and gives you joy, it also inspires others. And vice versa, too. When you live this way, your life will become very different and you will not complain about things. You will become more tolerant and generous. if anything does not go well, you will see this I as the responsible person. You will see the other shore as your life this very moment. So regardless of the situation, when you close the gap you can take any situation as the Buddha’s life and manage it well.” Retrieved 11-24-22

From “Appreciate Your Life,” by Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi. Edited by Wendy Egyoku Nakao and Eve Myonen Marko. Available from Shambhala Publications. ©2001 by The White Plum Sangha

This excerpt from the book “Appreciate Your Life” tells us to be present in each moment and close the gap between who we think we are and who we are in our daily life. The message for me reminds me to Live now. The future, or the other shore, is here in each moment.

When I think about life, I now know that when I can engage in each moment and each day, life blossoms inside and outside all at once.

Loving Kindness and Peace to you all.

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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5 Responses to Give Thanks = Reflection on Gratitude – Thanksgiving Day

  1. Priti says:


  2. mydangblog says:

    Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the gorgeous photo:-)

  3. dawnkinster says:

    Thank you. This was lovely.

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