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, June 27, 2011

Thoughts on the "Shedding" thoughts posted earlier...

I know we have to have some identity to function in this life, in this world, but the more I dig into this practice, the more I just simply want to be human. And being TRULY human probably takes a life time.
A tree does not have to work on being a tree but we do seem to have to work on being human.

Because of my ordination, I have all kinds of assumptions made about me.
I try my best to let people know titles truly are not important. They limit who we are based on our particular cultural orientation and that cultures understanding of that title.

It seems more real to say, "Hi, I'm working on being human, but you can call me Alan."

I don't mean I want to become faceless, odorless, vaporized or anything like that.

I just want to get to the core of what "this" is.

Even "Alan" creates certain assumptions from those who live close to my life.

Shedding, Shedding...

Looking for that "true nature"

Trying to be human

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