I fell down a deep hole when I got back from my Monk and Me Road Trip.
I haven’t climbed out. I’m digging deeper and excavating all sorts of stuff.
This morning I was walking through a grove of young pine trees. They were so green they were practically glowing but there was one that was long gone. Gray and brittle, limbs falling, not one spark of life left in it. The unlucky one?
Joseph Campbell was once granted an audience with Sri Krishna Menon and his question to him was, “Since all is brahman, since all is the divine radiance, how can we say no to anything? How can we say no to ignorance? How can we say no to brutality? How can we say no to anything?”
To this Sri Krishna Menon said “For you and me, we say yes.”
We can go ahead and say no. It will make no difference.
Here’s your moment of zen.