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:
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:
Thanks for that link! Now I have a new blog to read and LOTS more to think about 🙂
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.
Ah, yes… The old question, “Am I the doughnut, or the hole?” 😉
Smiling all over, Kiddo!