mirrors

“Our mind is a painter, it paints all kinds of wonderful things, which are nothing more than the objects of our imagination. We create images to love, to crave, to be angry with, and to hate. It is our mind, our perceptions, that create these images. All perceptions are wrong perceptions. If a perception is not wrong, we call it understanding or wisdom.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh (The Other Shore)

Nikon D750 f/5 1/400s 70mm 140 ISO

Alas! the waving moss deceived your vision. 
The clear mirror* is never tarnished: 
Therefore look deep. ~
 Lady Sakyo (Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan)

*The mirror is the symbol of the soul of a Japanese woman

6 thoughts on “mirrors

  1. Interesting thoughts to meditate on. Yesterday another friend put out a thought by Henry Ward Beecher that said, faith is Imagination spiritualized. Isn’t that a powerful thought?

    1. Yes, it is a thought to ponder upon…could it be that desire, hope, and maybe, even suffering creates imagination which is then spiritualized?

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