"Accepting things as they are is a loss. Being in the moment is a loss. We are losing every moment of our lives. What are we losing? We are losing our self-centeredness, our self-clinging, our ideas, our conditioning.
Usually we want to avoid loss at all costs. We are conditioned to seek only gain, to be happy and to try to satisfy all our desires. Even though we understand intellectually that loss is the very mud in our lives that the lotus needs in order to bloom ... "
Kwong J. No beginning, no end. The intimate heart of Zen. Harmony Books, NY, 2003.
|Detail of a front yard in Montreal, 2009|