Zen Spot #293 - Mindfulness, meditation and the abandoned harmonica December 24, 2018 12:44


I sat on this barn’s thick wood floor one time, during the first week of winter in 1976. Almost lost, I had been unable to keep up with my teammates on an eight mile run. Brisk solitude accompanied me. With no window panes or cows or chickens, a stiff wind harmonicas through the rectangles that perhaps never held glass. The sun, hanging both south and west, near the rainbow horizon, blasted through the structure’s west facing slats and portals. Not abandoned, the building seemed unattended on a rich man’s fifty acre property — and able to withstand the elements resolutely.

It held a soul.


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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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