Monday, May 28, 2012

Thanks for your kindness and wisdom!

Recently I posted about my recent struggles after finishing my degree in plant biology. I just wanted to mention that the outpouring of encouragement in response to that post was truly inspiring to me. I thank all my readers, especially those of you who took the time to bless me with your wisdom, advice, and encouragement. I feel truly honored.

Here is a picture I took with all of you in mind, to say thank you. It is a newly blossomed Magnolia flower, glowing with soft white light in the late afternoon sun. I hope you enjoy it. 

With Love and Metta,


As you can imagine, I am still dealing with feelings of uncertainty, and probably will for the foreseeable future. Soon I hope to organize and plan for a mini stay-at-home 'retreat', where I can perhaps quiet my mind through meditation, and practicing patience and self-awareness. I know in my heart that I need this time for reflection. Thanks for your support, and again for your great advice to slow down, let go, and bring myself back to the present moment. I think this mini-retreat, along with your wise advice and kind words, will be the beginning of the next new path in my life :) Thank you!  

May all beings be happy!


  1. Future is always uncertain...
    But if you are 100% sure that you are doing the right thing in this moment, which mean Now... then there is nothing to worry about the future...

    Future is influence by every small thing you do in the present...

    Peace be with you...

    1. Thanks so much, xenusfreeman, for your insightful comment. Mindfulness of the present moment is what I will practice now and focus on in my mini-retreat. As Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh says, "Present moment, wonderful moment."

      May you be well and happy!

  2. Your picture is simply beautiful. Flowers have a way of brightening our moment's don't they??

    I truly hope you find time for your mini-retreat. Wish I lived closer so I might join you :)

    May you find the next path in your life easily and may it be filled with peace and compassion.

    1. I have a lifelong love of flowers- so much that they have been the focus of my studies :) They are indeed wonderful. I am so glad you liked the picture of the Magnolia.

      Thanks so much for your kind wishes. I will do my best to live this day in mindfulness, and soon find time for a mindful day retreat as well. I wish you could be here, too!

  3. Thank you, Renata, for posting what you did here, and for showing me such a beautiful flower as this.

    I'm thankful if the bodhisattvas have helped me to say the right thing to be of some help.

    1. Thanks so much, Lon, for always being so kind and thoughtful. I am so glad you liked the flower :)


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