This morning I was sitting with a situation. I’m not sure how to respond to the situation.
So, first, I just looked at it. I set the situation in front of me, and I looked at it.
I saw that thinking would not actually yield anything except a bunch of scenarios, all of them pretty much equal. So, I quit thinking.
Then this well-known Zen saying appeared in my mind:
grows by itself.
After a brief interlude of calm, peaceful feelings, I thought: Geez, you’re turning into someone like one of those well-meaning Christians who go around spouting proverbs at people. “Do unto others …”
As that thought drifted away, and I watched it go, I remembered the full moon, hidden by nighttime clouds. The moon is always there, even when we can’t see it. When the clouds move aside, we can see the moon.