Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

in the body -

The theme of the Spring 2006 issue of "tricycle, The Buddhist Review," is The Enlightened Body. There is a wonderful article by Reggie Ray on "Touching Enlightenment." I suggest buying the magazine but you can also go to www.DharmaOcean.org and click on the "earth breathing" icon, and be lead through a wonderful meditation practice. I did it this morning and it is well worth doing.

There is also an interview with Jane Hirshfield in this issue. She has a poem on not discriminating or denying.
It is called "A Cedary Fragrance" about her time at Tassajara, a Zen retreat center.

A Cedary Fragrance

Even now,
decades after,
I wash my face with cold water -

not for discipline,
nor memory,
nor the icy, awakening slap,

but to practice
to make the unwanted wanted.

by Jane Hirshfield from Given Sugar, Given Salt.

I found out yesterday my feet will probably bother me another two months. If you can sleep, it seems, it is not considered a big deal, and I love to sleep, so I continue to wiggle my toes, hoping to wiggle tingling away, but, for now, perhaps, I will wiggle in the shade of cold water, and pray to accept wiggling my toes like a bunny nose.

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