An open-hearted approach by Rebecca

A family of concerned citizens
Intent on virtue and
Full awakening.
Just people determine to practice
– Together – for peace in a chaotic world.

Nothing special, yet extraordinary
Because of it.
Relaxed, jovial, warm.
Love for sentient beings is expressed –
As is being a sentient being,
Foibles and all.

Foregone formality for the sake of harmony.
Laughter in place of strict silence.
Fully in the world whilst aiming to
Not be of it.
For how can one generate compassion, love,
Equanimity and joy if the heart is not
Open to the world, if the basis of such
States of mind is not perceived?