Just when I’m least expecting it…
Computer crashes, perhaps fatally.
A whole new world opens up, « unconnected. »
Meanwhile, notice in the dictionary that the root of the word occupy, as in « Occupy Wall Street, » is from the Latin « to take possession of, » « to possess, » and « to seize. » Maybe not the most appropriate slogan for protests against greed…

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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.


  1. litlle lake 6 novembre 2011 at 8 h 14 min - Reply

    Yes, it does.
    But we don’t need sitting only to help us out of this economical mess.
    There is nothing wrong with using our brains too. We can do it in an intuitive way. Fresh and new.

    But there is something weard when i hear economist talk about solutions. They allways refer to the old system – to the old thinking-patterns. As searching in the old – the allready known only can solve things…

    Every system will have its problems and it’s victims.
    Even the one you mentioned once in wich giving was the goal. Immagine what an arrogance it could produce when you can allways give…
    The question is do we still need a system feeding creating greed? are we up for an other area? Are there other things we have to learn now? I guess we will "create" exactly what is needed for the majority of us?
    Coïncidence doesn’t excist…
    With 7 milliard we will soon feel the "interconnectedness" even more – in a good way or a bad – our choise.

    What is needed here is trust. To find. In the unknown. Trust intuition in this economical area too.
    There are spiritual leaders with great economical talented brains. Let them have the courrage to live in the present – not in the past. Let them have the courrage to connect with all – not with a small group only.

  2. Tu es cela 30 octobre 2011 at 15 h 34 min - Reply

    Sitting meditation offers a very simple, direct experience of openness, of letting things be, of « the energy of life just flowing through. »

  3. white cloud 29 octobre 2011 at 19 h 52 min - Reply

    seems pretty clear these days how connected we are –
    since we all have to deal with the consequenses of some people took ..

  4. white cloud 29 octobre 2011 at 19 h 42 min - Reply

    occupy remembers me to the sound of octopus.
    with its many arms it can occupy, grasp, posses…
    or it could reach out, connect, give…
    caracteristics can always be used in two directions.

    Possessing and giving are both neither good or bad in itself.
    Only when we are connected we know what to do right.
    as you said before: we have a choise
    maybe the first choise is: do we want to be connected?
    are we able to?

    I feel very much the economical system should be there for the wellbeing of the people. And not the other way around…
    But then i think also: this economic system didn’t fall out of heaven…
    feeding OUR greed as it does…
    The kingdom of greed of Trungpa. The kingdom of the hungry spirits – the sense of poverty of Trungpa…
    For me it is time to study the psychology of economic systems/ of structures
    from where they come – and why – and their consequenses
    We are human – we are responsable – we have a choise – also in this field…
    We don’t have to stick with the allready known until everything is ruined …
    We need the big thinkers – big minds and big hearts of our planet not to work on the past now – but for a future… We are all responsable.

  5. little lake 26 octobre 2011 at 23 h 33 min - Reply

    could we be open?
    the energy of life just flowing through?

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