A perfect place to begin

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A perfect place to begin

Sunday afternoon in Montreuil, overcast sky. Unlike this morning, when there was a brilliant sun illuminating the Place Jean Jaurès, which was filled with people buying bread, groceries, flowers, the Sunday papers, visiting the Christmas market in the chill. I was again struck by how different this neighborhood has become since I moved here 20 years ago. In those early years, there would have been no one at the Place Jean Jaurès on Sunday morning; there would have been no reason to go there (no place to buy groceries, bread, newspapers, flowers, no Christmas market).

Everything, of course, changes. Except that everything is always never the same.

Tomorrow, our retreat in the Heart of Life begins. Today, I have no idea how it will be. What will happen? When? Where? How? Who? Actually, having no idea is a perfect place to begin. It’s also a perfect way to live life, open to the infinite possibility of each moment.

So watch this space early every morning for my daily entry as I plunge with you into the unknown. Then post a comment telling us (in any language!) about your own plunge into the heart of your life. And if you haven’t yet signed up to join us, send me an email at zenscribe@free.fr. A bientôt!

By | 2016-11-27T16:57:00+00:00 novembre 27th, 2016|Retraites au coeur de la vie, Textes|1 Comment

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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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  1. Hugo 28 novembre 2016 at 13 h 10 min - Reply

    Beginning what has not stopped in a hot summer day down under.

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