Saturday, March 3, 2018

For Kate

I won’t die
I won’t go anywhere
I’ll be here
But don’t ask me anything I won’t answer             Ikkyu 

“In Ram Dass’s book Still Here, he describes a trip in India on a very slow train. He becomes impatient, thinking: ‘This trip is going to go on forever …. This present moment will never end. I’ve been on this train my entire life and I will never ever get off. Now what?'

Accepting and releasing into just what is …. Being willing to settle into just this experience – this is the teaching of saying yes to our life, not giving in to thoughts of another life.”

Katherine Thanas. “The Truth of This Life. Zen Teachings on Loving the World as It Is.” Shambhala, 2018.

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