Sunday, May 4, 2008

Found: thoughts on openness

From Zen Howl by Natalie Goldberg and Dosho Port.

what if..."the busy, confused, distressed mind is a false state of being [which distracts us from] tasting the natural harmonies of life"...?

Sometimes we have "fear in the moment of full expression - the zen howl - that fear [can act] as a barrier to that open space...". The goal of practice is "to realize fully the moment that is presented."

My question: what if we are present in the moment and in contact with our mode of expression? What do we feel in that open space of being?