I've decided in the last week I was adding a lot of anxiety to my situation and that I need to reconfigure how I "am" around everyone I encounter over the next week and a half. This exercise helps.
The Prompt: Now
Again this week's prompt comes from the Zen by the Brush book by Myoshi Nancy O'Hara.
'Today I am" is the essential condition and that is no other than the essence of Zen Buddhism.
- Eido Roshi
Again, first task is to sit for a meditation on that for 5-10 minutes or however long you feel is good to you.
...inspired by the drawing.
Wind through the branches
Seasons of the century
Leaf by leaf by leaf
A tree came to me as my image of the now, the long, dramatic life of a tree, harassed by all the elements, overlooked by many, but outlasting all the seasons of its life.
Now it's all you.