Etchings in the Sand…

Thoughts and Photos from the Desert…

The Miraculous…

Beth almost always has intriguing stuff. Now she is doing a series on Wabi-Sabi aesthetic – a subject dear to my heart.

Her post for today really spoke to something that has been much on my mind lately. Maslow is a mentor for me of long and distinguished standing.

wabi sabi wisdom 3

“The
great lessons from the true mystics, from the Zen monks, is that the
sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one’s daily life,
in one’s neighbors, friends, and family, in one’s back yard,and that
travel may be a flight from confronting the sacred. To be looking
everywhere for miracles is a sure sign of ignorance that everything is
miraculous.”

–Abraham H. Maslow, “Religions, Values, and Peak Experiences

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One response to “The Miraculous…

  1. John June 9, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    Happy to find another wabi-sabi devotee. I went as far as naming my blog after the related “mono no aware”…

    Looks like you have much of interest to explore here. Good stuff.

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