There is an ancient Zen parable that tells of a young monk-in-training who searches the world for a true master and a peaceful place. Yet, he finds only angry, unhappy people everywhere he goes.
Hello Journeyer’s –
With Tax Season in full bloom, I have been working 6 days a week. And since living alone, my friends are asking me out again to dinner, walks, plays, etc. and if I’m up to it, I graciously accept their invitation. I enjoy spending time with them, however, with all the busyness, at the end of the day, I look forward to coming home and spending time with “me.”
When I went to France last Summer in August, one of the items on our itinerary was hiking in the St. Maximim forest which is near the Sainte-Baume mountains (a basilica dedicated to Mary Magdalene is there). Our task was to commune with nature on our own and share our experience with the group afterwards.