(Self)awareness

After many years of apprenticeship, a monk attained the rank of Zen Teacher and decided to go over to visit his old, respected Zen Master. It was raining and when he walked into the house the Zen Master asked, “Did you leave your wooden clogs and umbrella out on the porch?” “Yes” responded the Teacher. …

Thoughtful Silence

She who must be obeyed is currently away.  Silence resonates through the empty house and for now, home is but a quiet dwelling.  Familiar sounds, that act like socks stuffed in a suitcase to fill up empty corners and cushion the contents from bumps, are missing. Running water in the kitchen sink or washroom basin, …