The quiet of these early September days allows time for reflective walks. The forest is dusty and littered with dried leaves; the irrigation pond still full enough to swim in. Tuesday we will harvest a third of the grapes, but today there is time to follow the path into the woods, to contemplate the Dalai Lama’s words, quoted in the most recent issue of the BDANC (Biodynamic Association of Northern California) newsletter:
A compassionate community will not be achieved only through prayer…We need to take action to develop compassion, to create inner peace within ourselves and to share that inner peace with our family and friends. Peace and warm-heartedness can then spread through the community just as ripples radiate out across the water when you drop a pebble in a pond.”
|The joy of making ripples.