April 2019

Demons in the Garden, Weeds in the Mind

“Demon” is an old word, an ancient idea conjuring up images of devils and other fiercely intimidating embodiments of the forces of evil. Perhaps you, like I, instinctively recognize your own demonic nature. We all have within us the capacity to think speak and act in ways that are harmful. What we do with these demons, our demons, is a central project of the spiritual path.

The Knitting Lesson

Complete concentration is required in order to stay with the instructions…When I lose track, float off into thought, I often don’t discover the harm until the end