It's important to not shut out the pain, to think that it's somehow unnatural. The more we try to escape unpleasantness, the more it's gonna haunt us. But somewhere between running away and giving up, there's a fragile equilibrium.
Zen is the practice of seeing through birth, life and death to what is. And what is?
I'm in love with the coldAnd the forgetful winter sky. Silence abounds, only warriorsRemain here. Reaching into the snow,An enso appears. In a flash of nowhereEnergy, I stomp on it and laugh at myCluelessness. Walking, the crunchingPlays rhythms of a time when woodWas heat and dinner an arrow.Eyes across the tundra field,I sing without next or … Continue reading Breaking Through Fear
peace isn't a feeling. Peace is our disposition toward feelings. The human mind is a bifurcated mess, sliced by meta-cognition. It's that meta mind that meditation and mindfulness address.
"The first step is to stop trying to escape our pain but to see it as part of the whole, to see its natural beauty. There's a beauty to shadows, isn't there? And when you see a shadow, that means there's a light somewhere."