Wednesday, September 4, 2013


"Appreciate your lunacy!"
In a moment of ecstatic wonder, I climbed on top of the boulder, stretched my arms and bellowed to the valley and sky "I'm alive!" It wasn't until I was sitting down and observing the clouds at eye level and the steepness of the mountain top, that the thought of "lunacy" danced in my head. Norman Fischer translates the Zen saying of appreciating and acknowledging your weaknesses as "appreciate your lunacy." To do so, allows your heart to be tender when others are equally weak. Now, when the actions of others buffet my heart, I remember this boulder. My heart whispers, "I appreciate your lunacy! And I'm still Alive!"

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