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Sunday, December 2

trust*


schmoopy peering over my loft, canon digital rebel xti

"I don't know how my life will go, but I trust it completely."
~ Karen Maezen Miller


Reading this a few days ago released so many fears about my journey. I literally took in a deep breath and felt lighter with the answer "I don't know". This is a frame of mind that doesn't come naturally to me but perhaps if I whisper it to my heart enough, it will eventually become a way of life.

Doesn't this feel like a breath of peppermint-y air?

So deliciously Zen.

19 Comments:

Blogger Toni said...

Oooo Wow. So totally deliciously zen, my love.... and so what I need today.. Will e-mail you soon, my dear, it's been too long,

Big Hugs,
Love Toni

December 2, 2007 at 5:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger michael morrow said...

"DELICIOUSLY ZEN" IS THE SORT OF IDEA THAT HAS US BELIEVING LIFE IS A METAPHOR. IN OUR WESTERN LINEAR MID-SET WE LIKE TO HOLD OUT FOR CONCRETE, HARD AND FAST SECURITY. OF COURSE UNTIL WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE ABSTRACT/CHANGE AS THE ONLY "REAL" CONSTANT.

ACTUALLY WE DO KNOW THE ANSWER TO HOW OUR LIFE WILL GO......IT WILL HOWEVER IT GOES.

THE DEFINITION OF ZEN IS THAT POINT AT WHICH ABSENCE OF(ANYTHING) MEETS PRESENCE OF (ANYTHING)... CUPS ARE NOT HALF FULL, NOT HALF EMPTY, LIKE ALL THINGS... CUPS JUST ARE. THEREBY, ON AN ETHEREAL LEVEL, ALL THINGS ARE THE SAME IN THAT ALL THINGS HAVE BUT ONE ELEMENT IN COMMON...ALL THINGS ARE ONLY WHATEVER THEY ARE....HENCE, ALL THINGS ARE THE SAME.....JUST WHAT THEY ARE....

December 2, 2007 at 6:19:00 PM PST  
Blogger Frida said...

Hmmm, Michael, I think your capslock is on, and no matter how lovely your words it makes me think you are shouting at me... Funny how that works.

I'm with you my Boho - I also don't know how my life will go (although indeed Michael it will go however it goes) but I have trust in myself to keep living it as well as I can and most days that is enough for me.

I also have buckets of trust in you.
xx

December 2, 2007 at 6:42:00 PM PST  
Blogger Karen said...

Beware of zen experts, but otherwise, there's nothing to be afraid of :)

xo

Karen Maezen Miller

December 2, 2007 at 6:59:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zen experts are neither loud or obnoxious, they just are.

December 2, 2007 at 7:07:00 PM PST  
Blogger michael morrow said...

Frida, thanks for the heads up. No, I dont shout anymore, although I am quite passionate. Yes, just knowing my life will go, gives me confidence and trust in what I perceive, moment-to-moment.
I dare say I am fascinated with what little I have learned of your travels/service through this small window. I see your face in my minds eye sometimes. I spontaneously send you love and light. I hold you safely to my heart. I dont worry, although I do care. I focus on good ongoing; you are a great example of what I see in the world.
love to you

December 2, 2007 at 7:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger michael morrow said...

although "zen expert' is a bit of an oxymoron.

December 2, 2007 at 7:37:00 PM PST  
Blogger Schmoops said...

what a delicious quote. i absolutely will keep this in mind as it's so simple, true and filled with trust.

i am no zen expert, as some others are, but this is all yummy to me.

love you, lelo

xoxo

December 2, 2007 at 7:53:00 PM PST  
Blogger michael morrow said...

Karen, I must ask, were you being silly, flippant, or serious in your "beware of zen experts" comment? At first I was confused by it, and then I assumed you were being silly. After I looked at your website I was even more confused as to whether you were taking a shot at me. I'm certainly no zen expert, and seriously believe the term to be an oxymoron.I'm fairly sensitive and far from perfectly balanced, so, after looking at your website I thought I better ask. I will say up front, I sincerely hope you were being silly, poking fun at yourself. I have no idea who you are and am a little confused by your comment, unless it was silly.Worried? not in the least. Engaged? absolutely. Hence, the propensity to reach out. When I learned you were a Buddhist priest I was even more confused. Knowing many Buddhists who love to poke fun at their own human-ness and having some experience in that direction, I smile at your humor.

December 2, 2007 at 8:51:00 PM PST  
Blogger The Passionate Palate said...

beautiful and zenlike quote to be sure, and the photo reflects the quote...

December 2, 2007 at 9:29:00 PM PST  
Blogger dreamergirl said...

you´re post (and frida´s comment, thee hee) indeed felt like a breathe of peppermint-y air. just the thing one longs to read before 8am :)

xox

(p.s. i finally got a juicer, it's still in the mail though, can't wait to try some of your recipes. At the moment a green smoothie is gazing at me, it smells funny but the colours are so bright it's bound to be healthy!)

December 2, 2007 at 11:05:00 PM PST  
Blogger swissmiss said...

I once read a quote about writing (Phillip Roth, maybe?) that I think applies to life, too: "It's like driving a car at night. You can't see any further than the headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."

December 3, 2007 at 1:42:00 AM PST  
Blogger bee said...

thank you so much for writing this. i'm in a very "fighting with my subconscious" kind of way right now, and it was nice to read these words and let them sink in.

(hug)

December 3, 2007 at 5:57:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Moonmaid said...

Not Knowing Is Most Intimate

http://www.intrex.net/chzg/hartman4.htm

Check this out, it might resonate well within you.

Love and Light,
M.

(http://www.moonmaid.wordpress.com)

December 3, 2007 at 6:53:00 AM PST  
Blogger Honey said...

Thank you I needed to read this today.

December 3, 2007 at 12:17:00 PM PST  
Blogger Linni said...

After all these comments, i think I'll just sit back and watch the butterflies fly! (hehehehe):0)

Big hug to you and Bohoboy!

Love
xx

December 3, 2007 at 2:30:00 PM PST  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Look at that beauty-the girl and the photo-breathtaking.

I am always thrilled to read your reflections my love.
Love you

December 4, 2007 at 5:33:00 AM PST  
Blogger Swirly said...

Oh that quote is DEE - LISH -US!!!

December 4, 2007 at 7:39:00 AM PST  
Blogger laundrygirl said...

Such a great quote!

December 4, 2007 at 7:44:00 AM PST  

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