|'Buddhist Begging Bowls' in progress|
In keeping with learning more about Taosim and seeing the 'sacred in the ordinary', I have begun a series of 'begging bowls' for the blog and also for my Sketch Book entry. What is a 'begging bowl' some of you might be asking? Essentially, some Buddhist monks have a a simple bowl that they use to go through the village each morning for nutritional sustenance. Expand this concept to life in general and think about being 'open to the day' and being grateful for all that comes into your life, your bowl. Not only is this going to be a spiritual exercise for me; it is going to be an acrylic painting exercise and an Asian brush style painting exercise. Above photo is of three 5 x 5 artist's canvas just begun in acrylic. Below is a photo of an Asian style bowl which is probably the type I will use for the Sketch Book Project.
What do you have in your bowl today? Can you see the sacred in the ordinary? Can you see that joy and sorrow come into each life? Are you able to see the blessing in it all? It takes practice and seeing.
my heart hurts residual
life happenings, joy, sorrow
acceptance comes hard.
healing a gift now
each day my bowl is filled, love
always, love, to feel.
not always able, see
is always there around me
open eyes, feel loving.
We are sharing today with:
Paint Party Friday
Haiku My Heart
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and namaste,
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QUOTE FOR THE DAY: 'Sacred, entitled to reverance.'