Sunday Church No. 27

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.  When our mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.  If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love.  When your beloved is suffering, you need to recognize her suffering, anxiety, and worries, and just by doing that, you already offer some relief. Mindfulness relieves suffering because it is filled with understanding and compassion. When you are really there, showing your loving-kindness and understanding, the energy of the Holy Spirit is in you. - Thich Nhat Hanh from "Living Buddha, Living Christ"
“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When our mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love. When your beloved is suffering, you need to recognize her suffering, anxiety, and worries, and just by doing that, you already offer some relief. Mindfulness relieves suffering because it is filled with understanding and compassion. When you are really there, showing your loving-kindness and understanding, the energy of the Holy Spirit is in you.” – Thich Nhat Hanh from “Living Buddha, Living Christ”

Eye-and-eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times. 

Photography by Ajua Akilah Hawkins.

Copyright 2013-2014 Ajua Hawkins

2 Replies to “Sunday Church No. 27”

  1. I think this lesson in compassion could work for all of us. I probably need a daily reminder to show more loving kindness and get out of my own head! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful summer beloved!

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