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

Monday, December 21, 2009

First Day of Winter (tell that to the east coast)


Merry Winter Solstice!
Shortest day of the year and the first official day of winter.
Of course down here in the South the seasons come and go as much as the sun sets and rises.
Not too bad today. Highs in mid 50's. I would prefer 30-40's but it seems I'm not in control of the weather. Go figure!
So what to do on the shortest day of the year. I got up at 3 am, so that was a good start. Sat zazen with Dosho and Steve at 7 am...I guess you would call it somewhat of a virtual cyber zendo...we sat together via a webinar.
It's off to the store next, cooking chili for the son, who is coming home this afternoon.
Would it be correct to say that each thing done today with great intention, great intimacy would be acutalizing the fundamental point?
One thing at a time, one practice at a time. One solstice at a time.

Bows to the distant Sun,
Alan

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