22-325 Cairn

Today’s Mandala

“Through their sheer simplicity,
cairns offer so much wisdom.“

— Buddha Groove

“…cairns are a way of marking
the right way
on a
not-so-well-defined trail.”

— Kristen Bor

“There’s something deeply satisfying
about stacking stones.
It’s a common motif in Zen gardens,
which seek to create order
out of nature’s seeming chaos.
In doing so,
they highlight the
harmony and balance
of our place in the world.”

— Chris Baskind

Today’s MotD inspires us to be like guide posts (cairns), helping to mark the way for those who come after us. Generally, rock cairns are simple rock formations, created by stacking stones on top of one another, marking sacred spaces, guiding travelers along paths, or notifying others of danger.

Our challenge becomes recognizing that there will always be trails blazed by those who came before us and trails we’ll blaze for those coming up behind us. In essence, we serve ourselves and others best when we share our life experiences, share how we made it to where we are, and hopefully inspire and help others along their journey.

Along with being like guide posts for others, we can also on a personal level learn how to be more like them as shared by Chris Baskind on Buddah Groove entitled “Learn From a Zen Cairn”.


The Mandala Lady

btw…started with this:

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