Zen Spot #87 — Mindfulness, meditation and a cold, quiet, beautiful wind December 13, 2017 18:18

Millions of acres

There is something about laying in a field, in tall dry grass, when the temperature drops below fifty degrees and the sun still warms your face. 

When wind moves over your body in swirls, like a Van Gogh sky, but less rough, it is easy to get lost fondly. Clouds allow the mind to see stories unfold from the subconscious. Whispers of branches twisting and drum sticking without a tom-tom or high hat. Chirps muffled. The presence of animals not seen. 

Peace.

Become intimate and bring an apple

Come upon a field. Walk the perimeter. Stand in five or six different spots. Imagine you are an animal. Turn all the way around, like a lighthouse. Tell a ten word story. Find a koan. Place two palms flat against the earth. Feel your hunger slowly awaken.

Throw the apple as far as you can. Know it will not go to waste.

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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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