Monday, May 23rd, 2016
"People usually consider walking on water or on thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child - our own two eyes. All is a miracle."
-Thich Nhat Hanh
The above quote was shared by Bob Soltys, photographer and writer, whom I met at John's Diner at Lakewood just west of Cleveland. We went on and on extolling the glories of moving feet through time and space.
It was today that I had the good fortune to visit a sixty hectare farm recently purchased by a family from our community. There, we had kirtan and had a look at the place - walking the fields, checking out the farmhouse, and barns. Vishal, proprietor of the place, said "our family is going off the grid with this place. We will incorporate solar panels, have our own water, plant fruit trees and gardens, along with bringing in a breed of cows from India."
I offered my congratulations for the move the family made. They are going in the direction of 'simple living and high thinking.'
What attracted me to this place in the Caledon area, north of Toronto, was the fact that the Trans Canada Trail runs right at the edge of the property, apart from all the other dazzling features of the farm. The place is clean and it's green.
May the Source be with you!