Befriending heat and rain

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Befriending heat and rain

After another hot day, a storm appears to be brewing.
I sit down for a moment with that.
Just that: accumulated heat and impending rain.
I rest in it, « befriend » it as someone said to me the other night in response to the question, « How do you make peace? »

I read earlier someone’s « Dharma Dare, » a vow she made to herself to sit two hours everyday this month.
Imagine that: Sitting is a daring activity!
Befriend it!

Now: A cool, gentle rain has begun falling to earth with the grace of things as they are.
I sit down for a moment with that, and without it.
Now: Night moves on, wet leaves in the street.

By | 2015-10-02T16:16:37+01:00 juillet 5th, 2011|Textes|0 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.

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