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

Saturday, December 26, 2009


I have been reading John Tarrant's BRING ME THE RHINOCEROS. He tells the story in there about a woman who ran an inn and experienced an awakening in her kitchen. Something that Tarrant said about   

this awakening arrested my heart as I read it. His words about the woman's awakening were:

The woman's discovery was about her own nearness to things.

She started seeing differently. Things was not different, her seeing was different, her experience of just the everyday of everydayness became profoundly intimate.
I think these words (Tarrant's above) speak volumes to what this thing is we are to discover which we already have.
Maybe a knew practice is to practice being near to things. 

Anyway, these words certainly spoke to me today.


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