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My Voice at the Center of the Silence

Well, I didn’t think I’d be away quite this long.  It’s hard to predict how long my quiet phases will be these days.  This quiet time since I last posted I have gone back into deepening my Zen practice by joining a community of folks studying under a Zen teacher who is developing an online group.  I’ve also started sitting with an online Zen group each morning 4 days out of the week.

Getting deep into Zen practice always makes it harder to write because a lot of that experience is hard to put into words.  Curious that a place beyond words is putting me back in touch with my voice.  I needed the silence because I wasn’t really hearing it before.  It had gotten muffled.

I’m curious to hear what it has to say at this age.  I’m 44 but I’ve always felt and sounded much younger in my head.  This time I’m hearing myself more thoughtful, assured, adult, more of a powerful elder wolf howl.

It’s going to be an interesting journey, that’s for sure.

that’s what Shane said©