Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

29 Aug
by Sheila, posted in Uncategorized   |  Comments Off on Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

I am reading Zen Mind, Beginner’s mind for the seminar training I am in with the Diamond Approach, Ridhwan School (www.Ridhwan.org).  Today I was reading about the waterfall of life, and that each of us is a drop in the totality of the waterfall, always one with the water, even when we often feel like just a separate drop.  Here’s my simple reflection:

Reading this settles my soul somehow.  I feel a quiet calm, emanating from the truth that my soul is held in the great waterfall of life.  I am a particular in the totality of life.  I am held in the universal oneness within a unity that prospers by me being “ordinarily me”.

What is this expression of “Sheila”?  Who is this woman now, in this moment?  What does it mean to live and express the totality of reality through this particular vessel?  What is my contribution to humanity?  My service in life?  My calling?  Not in a grandiose or proving my worth way; but in the simple act of giving and receiving, like breathing, in and out, continuously…until there’s no more breath.

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