|Osorno, near Puerto Montt, Chile|
Now, things are quiet. I'm able to once again sit in stillness and stare down my ego when needed, watching as if a parent were monitoring a young child playing in the park. Ever mindful.
I have just finished Harvey Cox's When Jesus Came To Harvard. It turned out to be a wonderful book extrapolating moral choices from the time of the historical Jesus and applying them to the world that we share today.
In my pack I also have a copy of Lama Suyra Das' Awakening the Buddha Within; and SIT, The Zen Teachings of Master Taisen Deshimaru. Both books I've read before, especially Surya Das' which remains a beacon in my on-going yearly pilgrimages toward greater spirituality.
Central to it all is simply sitting, quietly and peacefully, watching my thoughts as they erupt from my mind like a movie theater popcorn machine. The breath comes and goes. I sit and watch.