Zen Spot #191 — Mindfulness, meditation and unrestrained puddle joy May 1, 2018 00:00

Crossing over

I avoid puddles. Circumnavigation is the rule. Walk around, hop over. The water is poison no matter how clear, clean and pure. At some point during my life, I became an adult — the absolute last thing I ever wanted to do.


Tube splash

Many recent essays have focused on sharing sublime visceral experiences, completely bereft of logic. Having found evidence of an unwanted adulthood in the above photograph, I was prompted to search for a puddle during the next rain storm.

While my body will no longer tolerate the impact of stomping the center of a two inch-deep puddle, I was able to hop on one foot from the height of the curb. The ensuing circular splash was just enough to feel forty-five years younger.

Jump as high as you can. Fall through the worm hole.


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An artist, entrepreneur and writer walking the Buddhist path, his art focuses on the Dharma Wheel. The four wheels shown above are among over 600 Michael has created over the course of his career. Each has a unique story. If you’d like to read the story of these wheels or purchase a framed 20" x 20" ready-to-hang print, visit SilkDharma.com.

 What are The Four Noble Truths?

  1. The truth of suffering
  2. The truth of the origin of suffering
  3. The truth of the cessation of suffering
  4. The truth of the path to the cessation of suffering

What is The Noble Eightfold Path?

  1. Right view
  2. Right intention
  3. Right action
  4. Right speech
  5. Right livelihood
  6. Right effort
  7. Right mindfulness
  8. Right concentration

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