Every moment unknown territory

//Every moment unknown territory

Every moment unknown territory

What if we think of sitting, what is known as « meditation, » as a kind of travel, a trip to an endlessly wondrous here and now?
The French poet Yves Bonnefoy writes that because what the traveler sees is new to him, his « usual ways of perceiving, of understanding » are upset, allowing for a free-flow in his mind, « an intellectual disorder, » in which « logical principles no longer take prevalence, » if only for a moment. There is thus experienced a « fullness of the immediate, » and life is seen for what it is: « flush with unity. »
This would be a fine description of waking up to the true nature of all things, nothing other than seeing things as they are, always and ever new: Every moment is unknown territory.

By | 2015-10-02T12:31:06+01:00 novembre 21st, 2009|Textes|3 Comments

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

3 Comments

  1. Wilem.. 22 novembre 2009 at 21 h 27 min - Reply

    Bonjour Sensei, today there was a quote by the Dalai Lama on Twitter , that I thought was kinda funny: "Sleep is the best meditation." ~His Holiness, the Dalai Lama Ciao W

  2. Tu es cela 22 novembre 2009 at 10 h 07 min - Reply

    Bonjour Jin,
    No, I had not read that. Beautiful. Thanks.

  3. Jin 21 novembre 2009 at 21 h 12 min - Reply

    Bonjour Amy Sensei,
    Maybe you know that Marcel Proust wrote : "Le vrai voyage, c’est de changer de regard intérieur."

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