I’ve put a new entry in the Zen section under today’s date that talks about intimacy in our practice and in our lives in the world. I hope you’ll scroll on over, click the Zen link, and read along. I think you may enjoy it if you do.
Speaking of intimacy, we had a beautiful snow here, and, for once, the power didn’t go out. Then, four days later, the rains came heavily on, and the winds, and now the meadow shows its winter green again, without a trace of what just days ago held us at the window in wonder. Soon enough, all of this beauty, all this activity, and the silence of the season, will make the crocuses blossom.
I love the ease of this poem and the hard work of it too – not only the poem but the directions it shows us. It makes me feel that our work is truly and deeply simple. It gives me heart for the actual difficulty of it. What else is there? Thank you kind teacher.