This week I approach my seventieth birthday. It’s the same as Thomas Jefferson’s, with whose passions and contradictions I can totally relate, particularly the fact that his vision so far exceeded his grasp. As a privileged and prosperous inheritor of great wealth in an economy based on slavery, as an obssesive tabulator of facts and […]
To soften the heart.To be at peace.To cease one’s war with everything.To accept surprise.To approach with wonder.To find patience.To honor what is.To allow for love.To relinquish control.To become oneself.To blossom into joy.To give without demanding.To be true.To surrender.To live.To soften the heart.
Dear Charlette, So, this morning as I came before my teacher for our weekly meeting (dokusan) the first thing he says to me is “How was your week? Were you finished beating up on yourself?” My thoughts were: “Shheeeyt, is this so obvious to everyone around me? Three people that I treasure have […]