A poem was found on the back of a recipe

(A poem was found on the back of a recipe in the back of the black journal.
In the margin it said, “What is free in the midst of the attack?”)

In this moment
It is right here
The beauty of being human
is our ability
To know and reflect
On what is here
Right now

What is here and right now?
The unknowable grace
That has revealed itself
In you
Through you

There are lots of opportunities
To discover
What is at peace
In each moment
Finding what is revealed
In an ordinary moment
In the most extraordinary moment, and
In the most discouraging moment

Relax in this moment
Be who you are
Relax as it is
As you are
In this moment
It is right here
You are right here
You are always right
In this moment

The grace of being here
Is that you have this moment
To know and reflect
That what you are being
Is the person you have become
To reach this moment

Is the being you have become to reach this moment
The person you will be in the next?

Peace be with you.

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UCSF Imaging Center  at China Basin

Redwood Forest 082013-45
I will just sit here
Practicing doing nothing
Novice to master
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UCSF Mt. Zion 073013-08

Everything depends
on affection it defines
worth of everything

Summer flower arrangement
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There is much more than
The dome of the sky above
Shining beyond stars
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All around us now
Opportunities abound
For kindness and grace
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