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Musings on Myriad Things is a collection of my writing for the past several years--much of which serves as a working catalogue of both my interests and prevailing concerns. 

Notes on Way-SeekingMind

To study the Way is to study the Self. To study the Self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things.

— Dōgen Zenji (1200–1253)

Spring in Vermont is a slow cold affair. Snow comes and then goes, the sun shines and then goes. The land reveals her brown-leafed belly to us, removing her winter blanket over many weeks, not days. Observing this, preferably next to a pot-bellied stove, can be a tremendous lesson in patience, resilience and acceptance. Often times, the everyday mind is given to the impression that the ancient process of the land waking up is tedious, or boring — and yet, the raw, essential beauty here escapes definition .

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