Category: Morning Reflections

Suffering Is Neither Good Nor Bad: A Reflection

Suffering is neither good nor bad. Suffering of all kinds is a human condition that is aligned with being alive. It is a natural process of nature and as formed life we are nature. This human condition exists for what

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Be Love

I touch the earth. I honor my ancestors with my sitting meditation practice. And to them I say, “Let each breath be a gift of my love.”  –Zenju BE Love May the heavy become light, May what’s ill become well,

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Everything You Seek

Everything you seek in this world is within you. Supreme joy blazes inside.  But it is not enough merely to have an intellectual understanding of this.  You have to go deep inside.  The is the true house… It is the

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If You’re Feeling Impatient

“It [treasures] must not be sought for or heaven forbid! –dug for.  No, no dredging of the sea bottom here.  That would defeat one’s purpose.  The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. 

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A Deeply Nourished Life

My parents worked hard their entire lives. Watching them work day and night, I made a secret vow as a child to find ways to enjoy life, to have fun. The problem was, I didn’t know that enjoying life had

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