Stop searching for phrases and chasing after words.
Take the backward step and turn the light inward.
Your body-mind of itself will drop
off and your original face will appear.
If you want to attain just this,
immediately practice just this.
- Dogen (1200-1253)
Monk In The World
To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
My practice begins each day getting the beans, getting the grinder, grinding the beans, pouring the water, measuring out the coffee, putting coffee into the filter, pushing the button.
This morning I noted just how quickly my mind begins the chatter.
In the morning, mindfully, just making the coffee. Just this.