One Day This Will Happen

a wonderful and beneficial read, this morning…

Tracy Cochran

One day this will happen to you: life will surprise you. Life will show you that you have been dreaming, and it will wake you. We each have countless examples. Here is one of mine.

Once many years ago, I took my young daughter on a meditation retreat led by Thich Nhat Hahn—a retreat that included children. At the beginning of the first night, as the children clustered at the foot of the stage, looking up at the great Zen master, I felt as if a cool dream was coming true. Thich Nhat Hahn smiled and looked into my daughter’s eyes as few adults ever look at children. Although he sat very still on stage, the Vietnamese Zen master seemed to bow to her inwardly, offering his full presence and inviting her to be who she really is.

Alexandra threw her jacket over her head.

“Children look like flowers,” said…

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