Zen master

“I have lived with several Zen masters – all of them cats.”
(- Eckhart Tolle, “The power of now”)

Zen master (photo: Jan Nergård)
Zen master (photo: Jan Nergård)


The winter is here

We are having this winter’s first snowfall here, it startet snowing yesterday around 2 p.m. and has not stopped yet. That means that the birds appreciate a little help finding food, and we can enjoy them visiting us. Here is a picture taken today, showing one of my favorites, I think it is called a jay in English. Its Norwegian name is “Nøtteskrike”.

Beautiful bird (photo: Jan Nergård)
Beautiful bird (photo: Jan Nergård)


After reading “Search inside yourself” by Chade-Meng Tan, I joined the campaign “40 days (and 40 nights) of sharing joy“. This campaign has a daily challenge, and Sunday’s challenge was to write a joyful poem. I had never before in my life written a poem in English, but I thought I should give it a try, just for the fun of it. Here is the result:

My Mother Earth is suffering
from humans’ greed and fear
News of war and evil deeds
are always in my ear
But soon this will be changed my friend
believe that this is true
I have begun to meditate
to save the world for you.

Sunday morning philosopher (photo: Jan Nergård)
Sunday morning philosopher (photo: Jan Nergård)