Days are growing shorter and colder here as December deepens.
I find myself doing the same, slowing with the slowing down, turning with the turning to the deep that lies inward.
A few days ago (Sunday) was the day that in the Zen tradition we celebrate as the day of the historic Buddha’s awakening.
You might ask: What does that mean, his « awakening »?
Well, here’s a nice little quote from Eihei Dogen, a 13th-century Zen master and poet:

The true person is
Not anyone in particular;
But, like the limitless sky,
It is everyone,
everywhere in the world.