This line from Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694) has been a guide for me ever since I first read it: “… each day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” It’s a profound truth. It also takes all the neurosis out of daily
The end of the year is a time of reflection. We go through cycles of gratitude, fasting, celebrating, traveling, resting and hopefully forgiving. There’s closure and promise. The new year’s afoot! And there’s grabbing. Grabbing stuff. Accumulating things. Yet more
There are pivotal times. This is one of them. We’re all here together, no matter where we might be in the spectrum. Hurricane Harvey didn’t happen only in Texas. Fukushima wasn’t isolated. Now chemicals are burning in Houston. North Korea’s
As I reported at the end of last year in Thankful for Thich Nhat Hanh, Thay (teacher) as he’s known suffered a severe brain hemorrhage. Thay’s Plum Village community has announced regular health updates since then. He’s been receiving medical attention
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, a poet, a scholar, and a peace activist. His life long efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967.
Next week it’s Thanksgiving in the USA. The origins of this day and its historical context are not important for our purposes here. What’s important is that it’s a day focused on thankfulness. Many people say, “I give thanks everyday.”
This week it’s Thanksgiving in the United States. Thanksgiving is neither restricted to one day, nor is it the domain of one nation: Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live.