It’s easy to think this isn’t how it’s supposed to be. And yet it is how it is … and therefore, must be also how it’s meant to be. How else could it be?
I want to be here. I want to live this life, the one I have. I want to feel it all … even appendicitis on Halloween night.
What I found at the Shaolin Temple was that I couldn’t find peace; I had to learn instead to be at peace with what I found in me… both the warrior and monk.
I think about that a lot … enlightenment and ordinary mind. I’ve begun to see my every day life and my spiritual practice as one in the same.