Just Who Do You Think You Are Anyway?

For all Thomas Merton’s wry words about Zen, he admired its practices, and was a meditator himself. By the end of his life he’d lost just about all illusions about himself. Zen will do that to you, cut you down to size. Here’s a poem for you:

not buddha

not superman

just you

And there you have it, in small compass, John Weeren’s poem on his blog About Zen (I stop by for every new post).

Or another way of saying much the same thing:


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4 Responses to Just Who Do You Think You Are Anyway?

  1. pauline says:

    Thanks for that link! Now I have a new blog to read and LOTS more to think about 🙂


    • Touch2Touch says:

      I enjoy aboutzen a lot, and it’s always such short takes that there’s time for it —

      But I save a lot of the posts, and at odd moments, in various moods, I read them again and discover new treasures. Very Zen.


  2. Stef says:

    Ah, yes… The old question, “Am I the doughnut, or the hole?” 😉


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