Brian’s Reflection: Thursday, December 1, 2011
My storehouse having been burnt down,
nothing obstructs my view of the bright moon.
Masahide, Zen poet
Delicious! Vast wisdom expressed in fourteen words. I am SO envious! But - Ha! I have to laugh at myself because I am so wordy!
I can give you and example from my own life of a burned storehouse and the bright moon: One day, I realized, tangibly felt in my being, that my partner’s happiness and hopes for the future were more important to me than my own (rather limited) desires for myself. That I would enter into a larger, more imaginative Life if I embraced it. My ‘storehouse’ burnt down ….. and in my inner solar system a “bright moon’ rose dazzling in the sky.
Oh, I wish you conflagrations of storehouses, and stunning visions of bright moons on your journey of Life!