dear ones ~
i recently read that gun sales were up triple in 2011 of what they were in 2010. what does this say?
who are we arming ourselves against?
what are we arming ourselves against?
i am reminded of one of my favorite Zen stories…it is as follows:
A village was warned that a vicious warlord and his soldiers were coming to destroy the town, so they all fled. All except one old monk, that is, who stayed meditating in the temple. When the warlord came in and saw him, he drew his sword, pointed it at his heart and said angrily, “Don’t you know I can run you through without batting an eye?!” The old monk looked up at him and calmly replied, “And don’t you know that I can be run through without batting an eye?” The warlord bowed before the presence of this old monk and left. Such courage, composure, and non-attachment can be ours.
namaste, dear friends.
peace to you as we wake up to this spacious and available place of nonviolence and no fear – as we wake up to who we are!
August 28, 2012