The Koan Arrives Naturally.

Be not afraid - slow or (seeming to) stand still.
Be not afraid – slow or (seeming to) stand still.

I took off the calendar nailed to the wall to choose a quote. I chose the one on the cover. All good ones however keeping moving is a good reminder. It is all too easy to stay in comfort over long. Even uncomfortable comfort! In other words it is natural enough to remain in the known and avoid stepping out into the unknown. Or unknowing.

The quote for May which I am looking at right now is by Lao Tzu. We all know it. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Now I have to find the nail the calendar hangs on! ‘Discomfort’ can be minor and the ‘journey’ can simply be scrambling around on the floor frantically looking for a nail! Found it.

Thanks for the lend of the flat here in Leeds. Now to navigate across town to the retreat venue. All merit goes to Pat an elderly woman struggling with life.

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2 thoughts on “The Koan Arrives Naturally.”

  1. Hi Rev. Mugo;
    Well, that is certainly a thought provoking quote, in a good way. Thanks for the encouragement. This fear of standing still, of not moving when its good to move – when I look at the fear as an aid it changes it to something rather kind doesn’t it? Hi from over here.
    Michele

    1. That’s an interesting though Michele. Seeing fear as an aid and thus kind is a great insight. Hi from over here, to you. Actually, in terms of keeping moving, I think there is some merit in letting the ‘grass grow’ just a little bit……

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