Sunday, April 05, 2009

It begins with palms. The rush of dream. Things will change now!

It's Holy Week. Things will change. 'Now' is always and only itself. Even so, now changes.
Becoming Real

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)
Practice was lovely tonight. Carol, Saskia, Linda, Judith, Anna, Jory, Dean, Rokpa, Mu-ge, and I. Learning to smile as fear arrives.

In the morning off to monastery.

To silence.

Considering Christ.

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.