This food is the gift of the whole universe—the earth, the sky, and much hard work.
May we live in a way that makes us worthy to receive it.
May we transform our unskillful states of mind, especially our greed.
May we take only foods that nourish us and prevent illness.
We accept this food so that we may realize the path of practice.
-Thich Nhat Hanh
We’ve been watching our persimmon tree all summer and today we went out and picked our first harvest. The limbs on the tree are loaded and we can’t wait to harvest some more. This winter we are going to have persimmon smoothies and persimmon jelly. We’ll also can what we aren’t able to use. In the picture below is 128 persimmons and it doesn’t even look like we touched the tree. Definitely a lot more persimmons to come. Please share with us any persimmon recipes that you love in the comment section below. Happy Picking!!
I stand with humanity. I stand with those who are suffering. I stand with those who are ostracized. I stand for compassion, love and kindness toward all beings. Even those who perpetuate evil acts, I don’t condone their behavior and they need to be held accountable, but they are suffering as well. Their mind is polluted and perverted with dogmas that stand opposed to love. We don’t heal our land by devaluing others. We can and will eventually heal our land, but we must unite. Let’s work together for peace, prosperity and love for all!!