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Songs / The Moon

If you take a few moments, following your breath while looking at the moon, you become present and the moon will be more beautiful and brighter in your eyes. Mindfulness energy is like the gentle moonlight shining on everything without discrimination, and all beings can be embraced and healed. In the same way, when you are mindful and fully present to your loved ones, they can feel recognized and embraced by your love.
Let us live in mindfulness and see the beautiful qualities in our loved ones, and recognize the wonders in the universe.

Basket Plum Songbook (Parallax Press, Berkeley)

The Moon
Plum Village Songs – Basket Plum Album

The sun is going down and the sky is turning grey,
The day has not yet ended while the night is on its way
I hear the last bird singing and I join it in its song,
And then everything falls silent while the twilight lingers on.
Now the stars are growing brighter, we are waiting for the moon.
It is rising from the mountainlike a luminous balloon,
Shining brighter than the sunshine, smiling limitless, serene.
It is moving without moving, it’s a moon I’ve never seen.

I keep looking in amazement, I keep looking in delight,
Every leaf has turned transparent, now it seems no longer night.
I would like to look forever and I pray we never part.
Then, at once, I find it shining from the bottom of my heart

Shining brighter than the sunshine, smiling limitless, serene.
It is moving without moving, it’s a moon I’ve never seen.
I keep looking in amazement, I keep looking in delight,
And my joy surmounts the mountains, I have found the moon inside.

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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