Perfectly Balanced – With Poise

This evening I learnt a sangha member in North America had announced to her community of trainees that their cancer had metastasised involving lung and other parts of the body. The merit of these images and this post is offered for the benefit of this dear woman who has been dealing with cancer for a number of years.

Dear Rev. Mugo,

Here are shots of a heron we saw at the north end of Druridge Bay on 17th (January). It was quite as cold as it looks. There’s something extraordinary about the stillness of a heron – how it stands, and stands, and stands, as if it had never been anywhere else.

And then it took off and I just happened to have the camera trained on it and caught that moment of perfectly balanced but dynamic form. But that we may all remain still, so still and then spread our wings and take flight in reflexive response to the air around us. I wish that for our sangha member and for all. It is a matter of faith, which has no object. Faith, or trust in that which underpins our lives.

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2 thoughts on “Perfectly Balanced – With Poise”

  1. We have a heron visitor to The Rock from time to time – is there a heron season? I don’t know but he/she is not here all year round. Whenever I see ‘him’ (the heron is called Harold in my head) my body just responds by stopping and watching. Beautiful images, Mark. Sending merit to your sangha friend, Rev. Mugo _/\_

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