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

Sunday, April 24, 2011

YOUR FIRST EASTER

POSTED ON MY OTHER BLOG FOR MY GRANDDAUGHTER'S FIRST EASTER




HAPPY FIRST EASTER CAROLINE! 

I HOPE YOU COME TO KNOW WHAT IT IS TO HAVE NEW EYES TO SEE WITH AND NEW EARS TO HEAR WITH.


I'M SURE IF WE COULD SEE WITH YOUR SIX MONTH OLD EYES RIGHT NOW WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT OUR FACES LOOKED LIKE BEFORE OUR PARENTS WERE BORN.


YOU WILL LOSE THOSE EYES AND EARS THROUGH CONDITIONING CAROLINE, AND AT SOME POINT IN YOUR LIFE BEGIN THE LIFE LONG JOURNEY OF FINDING YOUR WAY BACK TO THE SOURCE.

I HOPE YOU COME TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE DEEP MEANING OF THE HOLY DAYS IN YOUR LIFE.

I HOPE YOU TO COME TO EMBRACE THE MYSTERIES AND NOT FEEL AS THOUGH YOU HAVE ALL THE FACTS...IT TRULY IS MOSTLY MYSTERY CAROLINE (IMHO).

AS SOON AS YOU THINK YOU HAVE THE FACTS CAROLINE, YOU CLOSE OFF SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO CONTINUE TO OPEN TO ALL THESE MYSTERIES OF LIFE AND DEATH.

SO ENJOY YOUR FIRST EASTER, CAROLINE!
AND CONTINUE TO BE OPEN TO WHAT ALL THIS HOLY DAY MEANS!


AND ALWAYS KEEP YOUR HEART AND MIND OPEN AND YOU WILL HAVE MORE RESURRECTIONS THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE

LOVE,
GRAMPA

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lusting- A nod (bow) to Dosho

 I have been saving up for the IPad2 for about six months. No, I never had the original IPad. On the way over to the Apple store yesterday my mind was crazy! Should I get the 16 or 32? What is the difference? Do I really need all that space? Should I get the leather cover or the cheaper one? Which one would look the best? Great faith, Great Doubt! Is this ordinary mind?

 I got to the store. I handled some "pads" and then ask the Tech Guy which he thought I should use. He helped me clarify this most important life decision. He goes back to check the stock and tells me all he has is a 64. Can't go there! He suggest I order one online. I thanked the guy and returned home.

All the way home I am feeling a little crazy. A little weird. I am amazed how worked up my mind got over this item. I have to admit, just going there and holding it and looking around took some of the energy out of the lust magnet.

I get home. I go online. I choose the 16 and the black leather cover. Go through all the steps to purchase then I ship the thing to my daughter's house. I had to let go of this crazy mind. I hope she enjoys it.

Can I tell you how freeing that was?!  Maybe I'll get myself one someday. But today my life is just fine!

Bows,
Alan

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011