It's Holy Week. Things will change. 'Now' is always and only itself. Even so, now changes.
Becoming RealPractice was lovely tonight. Carol, Saskia, Linda, Judith, Anna, Jory, Dean, Rokpa, Mu-ge, and I. Learning to smile as fear arrives.
Many people have the misconception that spiritual life or religious life is somewhere up there in the sky—an ethereal or mystical reality—and that our everyday life is too mundane and not so nice. Often people think that to be a spiritual person, we must ignore or neglect our everyday life and go into another, special realm. To me, being a spiritual person means becoming a real human being.
–Thubten Chodron, from Taming The Mind (Snow Lion)
In the morning off to monastery.
All my brothers and sisters.
Becoming real human beings.
Let us hold one another in heart and mind.
For a quiet time, in a quiet place, in prayer, for quiet peace.
For us all.