Presence – Four deer running

Porch 12-9-15

Four deer running, almost in single line, white tails bobbing up and down as they negotiate the high brown grass behind the house. I was struck by how their coloring blended in with the surrounding russet and burnt umber shadows and surrounds. In stillness they might be hardly noticed, but it’s their swift, fluid sprinting through the grass that catches the eye. They’re heading for the creek a hundred yards or so further ahead, where the taller trees will afford safety in seclusion, away from the wide open field. How pleasing it is to be the witness, observing the gifts that present…

About David Filippone

David Filippone has been a student of Tarthang Tulku’s Time, Space, Knowledge (TSK) vision for over twenty-five years. For the past fourteen years, he has studied TSK and Full Presence Mindfulness with Jack Petranker, director of the Center for Creative Inquiry (CCI). He also participated in programs offered by Carolyn Pasternak of the Odiyan Center. David curated the CCI Facebook page for five years, which is often TSK-focused, and he currently serves on the CCI Board of Directors. The CCI Facebook page can be found at the following link... https://www.facebook.com/CenterforCreativeInquiry/
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