06 February 2012


After sitting this morning, one of the members said to us residents as she was leaving, "Thanks for being here!"  I don't think it took me a second to come up with a comeback, "It's nothing to thank us for; we have nowhere else to live!"

A few months ago, another sangha member said to me, "Thanks for picking up the phone when I call."  "Why wouldn't I?" I asked.  He said, "I don't know, but it's just nice knowing that when I call you're going to answer."

It's an old saw that ninety percent of life is just showing up.  I'm beginning to think that ninety-nine percent of my job description (priest-resident-Head of Zendo) is just showing up!

And what a good thing that is.

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