The Circle

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The Zen Circle, by Thich Nhat Hanh

“The zen circle has multiple significances:

emptiness,

full of the cosmos,

space,

everything inter(connected).”

 

Beginnings.  Endings.  Old versus new year.

The ink stroke shows where the painter started and stopped with his brush.  A point of origin.  A sense of completion.

But a circle has no beginning or end.  It is continuous.  Cyclical.  Where one thing flows into the next.  Just like our breath.  The inhale becomes the exhale and then starts all over again.

Round and round.  Year after year.  Even after I’m long gone…

There is comfort in knowing that everything is connected.

 

(Image and quote from http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/09/06/thich-nhat-hanhs-calligraphy-exhibit-five-pieces-from-the-show/)