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

Thursday, November 28, 2013

GETTING TO THE ROOT OF THE MATTER



Dogen would appreciate the cook's noticing this beautiful celery root while cooking Thanksgiving Dinner today.

But I don't cook to please Dogen.

I cook to cook.

And noticing is part of the process.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monk-in-the-world,
Alan

Sunday, November 24, 2013

INTAMCY


In December my wife and I turn 64 years old. We have been touching each others body in some form or fashion since we were 171/2 years old, and yes, we continue to touch each other's body.

This morning, finally, we had some cold weather in the deep south. Well at least cold for us.
It was in the mid thirties.

So I started a fire in our little fire pit on our deck, early morning, and we sat together and watched that fire for a couple of hours, never touching each others body.

Intimacy is a wonderful thing!

And so is a 64 year old woman's body!

I love you Laurie!

Thanks for the morning!

Alan