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    Here. Now.

    I awaken from a deep sleep.

    Where am I?

    Slowly I realize where I am.

    I am in my bed. I am in my bedroom. I am in my house.

    I feel fear. I feel anxiety. I feel afraid.

    I begin my morning. I make my oatmeal. I pour my juice.

    Meal chant. Breathe. Eat oatmeal. Drink juice.

    My house is so messy! How can I tackle so many chores?

    I feel stresesd. I feel overwhelmed. I feel disatisfied.

    Sitting. Not trying to let go. Going. Gone.

    Fold laundry. Wash dishes. Watch Sesame Street (with kids).

    Here. Now.

    No I. No my.

    Here. Now.

    Gassho.

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    I awaken from a deep sleep.

    Where am I?

    Slowly I realize where I am.

    I am in my bed. I am in my bedroom. I am in my house.

    I feel fear. I feel anxiety. I feel afraid.

    I begin my morning. I make my oatmeal. I pour my juice.

    Meal chant. Breathe. Eat oatmeal. Drink juice.

    My house is so messy! How can I tackle so many chores?

    I feel stresesd. I feel overwhelmed. I feel disatisfied.

    Sitting. Not trying to let go. Going. Gone.

    Fold laundry. Wash dishes. Watch Sesame Street (with kids).

    Here. Now.

    No I. No my.

    Here. Now.

    Gassho.
    Very Beautiful!!!!


    No I No My I really love this.

    what is aware of this I Me My? Is that the same I or not?
    Humbly,
    Seiryu

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    Lovely Dosho! Thank you.

    Gassho,
    Kelly/Jinmei

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    Fear and anxiety flourish in dark spaces- exposed to light they evaporate
    like so many shimmering illusions

    Thank you for your courage Dosho. You inspire us.

    Gassho
    Yugen
    Last edited by Yugen; 12-02-2012 at 02:18 AM.

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    Beautiful, thank you Dosho.

    Gassho
    Michael
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

    #SAT TODAY!

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    Thank you Dosho

    Gassho

    Willow

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    Thanks for sharing this gift Dosho.
    Gassho
    Myozan
    Last edited by Myozan Kodo; 12-05-2012 at 12:42 PM.

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    Thank you Dosho.
    Gassho.
    Heisoku
    平 息

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    Thank you for this teaching.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Please remember I am only a priest in training. I could be wrong in everything I say. Slap me if needed.

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. Mr. Spock

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    Thank you,
    Always here, always now.
    Everything here, everything now.
    No thing, no here, no now.

    Gassho,
    Pontus
    In a spring outside time, flowers bloom on a withered tree;
    you ride a jade elephant backwards, chasing the winged dragon-deer;
    now as you hide far beyond innumerable peaks--
    the white moon, a cool breeze, the dawn of a fortunate day

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    Love it!
    Many thanks, Dosho and Pontus!

    Gassho,

    Timo
    no thing needs to be added

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    excellent Dosho.

    gassho

    Taigu

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    Gassho,

    Daido

    I am only a novice priest. Do not just accept what I say but decide for yourself if it rings true.

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    Thank you! that is awesome. I'm going to add that to my poetry/chant journal.

    Gassho,

    Risho

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    That's well done.
    迎 Geika

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    empty_fullness
    Guest
    This is incredible! Keep up the creativity-

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    What a gift! Thank you brother.

    Gassho

    Dokan

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    We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
    ~Anas Nin

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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing
    -Lindsay

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    This is good medicine...soothing balm for others (myself, for the time being) also knowing shades of overwhelmedness. Many thanks!

    Ann/Josho

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    JStnton
    Guest
    No I, No My...sounds crazy, sounds true

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    Thank you Dosho.
    Gassho,
    Andy

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    Thank you Dosho, very nice and very true
    Gassho, Shawn Jakudo Hinton
    It all begins when we say, I. Everything that follows is illusion.
    "Even to speak the word Buddha is dragging in the mud soaking wet; Even to say the word Zen is a total embarrassment."
    寂道

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    Wonderful Dosho! I truly enjoyed this!

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    Thank you! As a stay at home dad with a toddler and can completely relate to this.

    Much metta
    Try not to be a jerk-- one of the Buddhas

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    Today you helped me.

    This got me to the zafu.

    Thank you

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    Very nice Dosho! I especially like the play between “I feel fear. I feel anxiety. I feel afraid. I feel stressed. I feel overwhelmed. I feel dissatisfied.” and "Sitting. Not trying to let go. Going. Gone." Thanks for sharing!

    Gassho,
    BrianW/Jisen

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