Loss

Part 4 of a reflection on birth, death, and the Linji Lu

Fear of the responsibilities that come with birth are only one side of the coin. At other times, I  dread the prospect of loss and death. Things are slipping away. Health. Loved ones. Hopes. Abilities. Now my little log-rolling human figure is running backwards at a full tilt, trying to avoid loss, trying to pull things back towards myself.

Last January, I had planned to stay at sesshin for three weeks! But a mysterious illness forced me to return home after two days. Continue reading “Loss”