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The Daily Dharma – May 15, 2021

Oil painting of a strawberry ice cream cone with lips of a women in the background.

The playfulness and joy of a dog, its unconditional love and readiness to celebrate life at any moment, often contrast sharply with the inner state of the dog’s owner – depressed, anxious, burdened by problems, lost in thought, not present in the only place and only time there is: Here and Now. One wonders: living with this person, how does the dog manage to remain so sane, so joyous?

Eckhart Tolle

from Stillness Speaks

Smile for Ice Cream Painting Seamus Berkeley