Saturday Coffee and Zen

Here is today’s reading from  

Every day that I read this book, something grabs my attention. Makes me focus. Startles me somehow. It feels like the pleasant smack of truth. 

So, here for your consideration is today’s smack:  


I know I’m a great over complicater. This reminds me that the thing that I crave most, a sense, a feeling of connection with others and with the rest of the world is simply a matter of fully paying attention. 

So, this is going to be my practice today. I don’t want to “half-experience things” I don’t want to carry the weight of my previous experiences because generally my feelings or thoughts about experiences can be negative. I want to put it all down and just do it. I want to feel complete, don’t you?

May all beings find peace. May we all help alleviate the suffering for all beings. Thank you so much for stopping by. I’d love to hear what you think.



Author: Hillary Johnson

Improvisational documentary and fine art photographer.

3 thoughts on “Saturday Coffee and Zen”

    1. I know, right? We make things so complicated. I think this is why lately I’ve beeen drawn to Zen koans or kong-ans, as Master Seung Sahn calls them. They break my thinking head. I can put it down and try don’t know mind. Thank so much for visiting and leaving your comment. May all find peace, Hillary

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