Monday, March 06, 2006

Eyes on the path

I learned Sunday that Tom Armstrong of Blogmandu, a weekly roundup of Buddhism-related blogs, selected One Foot in Front of the Other as Best New Blog in 2005 as part of his Blogisattva Awards, which he plans to make an annual event.
I'm grateful for the recognition, and I congratulate my fellow honorees.
But while in Manhattan that afternoon, I saw a quote framed on the side of a church that puts everything into perspective:

15 comments:

mrsbeach said...

Good morning Michael,
They could not have chosen a better blog. You remind me of a song titled "Lean on me". You can lean on me anytime, as I lean on you during "the walks".
Take care

Kitty said...

I don't get the impression that's a problem with you, Michael. I guess when we blog all we have to use is words, but what you're showing us with your words is you, preaching with your life.

Beth said...

YAY!!! congratulations michael.

Michael said...

Thanks, guys!

Hi Beachy. I missed my walk yesterday because I had to work. I'm hoping to get out next Sunday.

Hello Kitty. It's a very, very much incomplete work in progress.

As always, thanks, Kim!

LBseahag said...

I need to post this on the office refrigerator...good call!

You are my favorite leader by example....

Michael said...

Thanks, LB -- but don't follow me, as I have no idea where I'm going. :)

Mike Cross said...

Nice one, Michael. I echo Kitty's thoughts.

Pierre Turlur said...

Michael,

This is precisely why I want to follow you.

Michael said...

Thank you, Mike and Pierre... Gassho ...

Pierre, I do hope you'll continue your blog from Japan. It would be great to go on this adventure vicariously through you.

Pierre Turlur said...

Dear Michael,

I'll continue it. You know, I used to write a lot (in French) years and years ago. I would like to use Blue Mountain as a kind of journal. Even thinking about blending personal experience and the teaching of the other Mike.

I'll carry on with the kesa blog as well. lots to learn and study in the local Fukudenkai. I should visit the few students of Sawaki still alive. No intention to find a teacher, the good old fool is perfect for a bloke like me.

I'll have a great time, joyful and painful.

But please, Michael, don't go through me. I might know too much where I am going...

Love

Michael said...

Pierre, :) _/\_

anu said...

Congratulations Michael :)

Michael said...

Anu ... :)

aumeye said...

Dear Michael ~ Although I appreciate the meaning of the quote you presented in response to your winning the award for Best New Blog, I feel this acknowledgment is deserved and valuable. Allow me to offer you my congratulations, and tell you that it warmed my heart to see you receive recognition for something you do so well. And if this award brings others to your blog to enjoy your unique and wonderful perspective, and beautifully written observations, that can only be a good thing. ~ Peace and Light~ ~Aumeye ~

Michael said...

Thanks, Aumeye! I'm happy for the recognition, and it's always nice to make new friends.