Stop searching for phrases and chasing after words.
Take the backward step and turn the light inward.
Your body-mind of itself will drop
off and your original face will appear.
If you want to attain just this,
immediately practice just this.
- Dogen (1200-1253)
Monk In The World
To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Living Eliot's "...in all of our exploring..."
T.S. Eliot Quotes
"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started... and know the place for the first time."
- T.S. Eliot
This quote has meant a lot to me for a long time but
even more so in my journey at present. I am, at
present, reading for the second time Father Richard Rohr's
book, FALLING UPWARD: A SPIRITUALITY FOR THE
TWO HALVES OF LIFE.
This is not just a book for Christians.
It is a book for anyone who takes life, the spiritual life, which is
this life, seriously.
I'm not doing a review here but for those of you who have not
encountered a wise approach to the Jewish and Christian
scriptures, this book is phenomenal. If I were going to use a
Buddhist description of what it is about I would say it reveals the
path to becoming a true Bodhisattva or a true human being
or to put it another way, a responsible adult.
It has been refreshing to explore some of my roots again
and to be able to "know" them for the first time, again.