“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh
The phrase “Tread lightly” is often intended as a warning in our culture but read the above quote again. Perhaps it is better taken as an invitation to walk with respect and love, literally for the planet that gives you life and sustenance, figuratively for all those you share life with on this planet.
For those of you who may not know, Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who lives in exile. His teachings on mindful, compassionate living are known internationally. He has had a profound influence on my personal journey through his books and recorded teachings. I lovingly invite you to search him out and be blessed by his simple, yet profound, teachings.
May this day unfold in love, peace, and compassion and may this precious, loving moment give birth to the next.