Be Soft in Your Practice (Quote by Sheng-yen)

Be Soft in Your Practice (Quote by Sheng-yen)

Be soft in your practice

“Be soft in your practice, think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall. Follow the stream, have faith in its course. It will go on its way, meandering here, trickling there. It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices. Just follow it. Never let it out of your sight. It will take you there.”


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  1. Laurie Middleton 5 years ago

    Beautiful quote and stunning pictures.
    ❤️- Laurie

  2. Beverly 5 years ago

    Thank you Polly for sharing another meaningful quote. . . and gorgeous photos. Where were these taken?
    Love, Beverly

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      Polly Castor 5 years ago

      The photos were taken four years ago when our daughter and I were in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. When I read of the “silvery stream” in the quote, I remembered this pristine place. The water there is that fabulous color because of silt in the run off from the glaciers there.

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