January 28, 2011
The snow is a sleep
that heals with soft white hands and
wakes to dreams of green.
There is a Zen saying, “When you eat, eat; when you walk, walk,” which speaks to the importance of being fully present in whatever we are doing at the moment. A person should not sleepwalk through his/her life and wake up some distant day wondering, “How did I get here?” Life, to be lived, must be lived mindfully.
True sleep, however, is also important. It helps to restore and re-balance body, mind and spirit. So, if I may play with the Zen saying, good advice might be, “When you sleep, sleep; when awake, wake up!”