The winds of change blow constantly. We seek shelter, gazing attentive and unobstructed into the mind – aware, in pure presence each moment. We sit, warming the heart and our precepts with gratitude. Stopping in this way, letting be, we truly see. In loving care of the mind, not harming ourselves or any living being, uplifted, we realize our true nature. This is supreme refuge. The Dhamma is there to be fully known. Clear, empty, joyful, open – we prepare to receive it.  Guided Reflections, Portland Friends of the Dhamma, Jan. 2024