“Caught in a self-centered dream, only suffering;
holding to self-centered thoughts, exactly the dream;
each moment, life as it is, the only teacher;
being just this moment, compassion’s way.”- Charlotte Joko Beck
Nearly all roads lead back to this simple, but not easy to do, truth. I see in my notes my first brush with it’s beauty was March 25, 1999. And my artwork tribute to the same was in 2003.
It’s staggering how long ago this all seems; it’s comforting how familiar the rhythm still feels against my soul. On it’s heels comes another truth that guides my walk; I pray more humbly and with greater grace than yesterday.