Monday, April 12
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Mindful Monday: Interbeing with the Earth

Mindful Monday: Interbeing with the Earth

Buddhism, mindfulness, Spirituality
Here at BeguineAgain.com, we will focus on the climate throughout the week as it leads to the People’s Climate March on September 21st. In A Love Letter to the Earth, Thich Nhat Hanh tells us that "[w]e often forget that the planet we are living on has given us all the elements that make up our bodies. The water in our flesh, our bones, and all the microscopic cells inside our bodies all come from the Earth and are part of the Earth. The Earth is not just the environment we live in. We are the Earth, and we are always carrying her within us."* In this way, Thay teaches us about the non-duality of all life: there is not us over here and the Earth over there. We are not separate from the Earth, nor is the Earth separate from us. We are not the same, yet we are the same: not two, not one. Th...