“All created things
are like a dream, an illusion, a bubble or a shadow
Like dew or like lightening
You should view them like this.” – Buddha, The Diamond Sutra
When I consider all of the distraction, artifice, violence and suffering around the world, and I see the pain and hear the claims of people declaring “Woe is me”, this is when I just want to send the whole world light.
I try to imagine the earth in the palms of my hands, and I blow upon it light particles through my breath, which bounce off of and yet penetrate all the people, painlessly showering them with love and wisdom and joy and delight and understanding and child-like wonder.
I am grateful that you are reading this blog passage and so I ask you that you re-read the title of this passage and ponder it:
Wow is me.
Then please contemplate that me is but an illusion…which merely leaves: