monday || joy

day 205 

“What if you suddenly saw through all your fear and ignorance, your restless craziness, and realized that you already possess what you are looking for because you already are everything you are looking for?” 
― Karen Maezen Miller, Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden

things that bring me joy

quiet time to myself in the morning, meditating outside on the deck, bodies of water, gardening, apricot sunsets, asking for what i need and being heard and, on the flip side, listening wholeheartedly, making plans for a trip, secondhand book stores, kisses from the dog, good aged cheese, the first day of any vacation, seeing the same old things from a different point of view, watching my sons fly fish, the sound of sprinklers, a gentle breeze on a hot day and the ability to make changes.