- This, too, will pass -

:: Posted :: 2017-02

It's tempting to rail against the actions of the ironically-named 'Leader of the Free World'; suffice it to say I signed the petition to rescind his state visit invitation. We have to hope that safeguards within the US legislature will put a brake on the headlong rush into division and confrontation.

In characterising enlightened action, Eihei Dogen Zenji listed three 'mindsets' [1]:

By paying attention to our own thoughts & actions - and cultivating generosity, care for others and impartiality - we help create a world we'd wish to inhabit. Is anyone in the White House awake?

Notes

  1. Refining Your Life, Kosho Uchiyama, Roshi, 1983, pp. 16-19
    Picture credit: CBS News


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