The flooding of the Somerset Levels UK, seen through a different lens.
“Although Devastating and Heartbreaking the levels still look Stunning.
Hopefully there is brightness ahead for all those suffering.”
Just reading the Facebook posts (where I borrowed these quotes and some of these images from), it seems that that brightness and loving-kindness is already shining through people.
Like M. Perry said, “I think that it has brought many people together.“
Because seeing things with a lighter mind makes us feel brighter.
Changing how things appear to us, changes what they are in the here and now.
Everything being merely an appearance to our mind empowers us to change the way things are.
We’re not the powerless victims of circumstance,
we’re in control.
We are co-creators of our own destiny.
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In that ‘external phenomena’ aren’t self-existent,
and things aren’t actually out there at all.
Good or bad, it really all is dependent upon our mind.
“Outer phenomena are like illusions
and reflections on a still lake;
for though they appear they do not truly exist.”
Though ultimately non-existent, the floods caused a lot of damage.
*Flood water from farmland is toxic to dogs!
They love playing in it and drinking it, but it has been lethal =^••^=
People have lost their livelihoods and homes.
Happiness comes from the wisdom realising phenomena’s lack of inherent existence, and compassion wishing to relieve the suffering of others.
Please send love, prayers and if you wish to give something, here’s the link:
via the Somerset Emergency Flood Relief Fund Appeal
Rainbow: Shaun Green
Upper Sunset: Peter Spencer
Lower Sunset: Alan Thorner
Bramble the spaniel:
With thanks to: FLAG Flooding on the Levels Action FB Group
Appearances except from: Dream a Better World
Emptiness of phenomena quote: Great Treasury of Merit,
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso