We’re here together, witnessing this moment in the dark, united by pain and fear. Step by step, we discover this life and ourselves together.
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.