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The first curiosity... and fascinated, still

Apr 9, 2021

Saying For Today: I walk the Way with the curiosity of the child.


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Saying: Walking the Way means not letting your dedication outrun your curiosity. If you do, you are in trouble. Living with the first curiosity, the Way remains ever-new, and you do, too.

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A conversation between Raven and his disciple Grouse -

At a private meeting Grouse said, "I'm not sure that I am dedicated enough to my practice."

Raven said, "Never mind about being dedicated."

Grouse said, "The truth is, I haven't the foggiest idea of what the practice really is."

"Me, either," Raven said, "but aren't you curious?"

Grouse said, "Fascinated."

Raven said, "There you go."


*Robert Aitken. Zen Master Raven: The Teachings of a Wise Old Bird.

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I have engaged in daily renewal through spiritual practice for the last five decades... and I still do not know what it is. That is a reason the Way so fascinates me. I walk the Way with the curiosity of the child. If someone were to ask me, "Not knowing, why do you do it, then?" My reply, "Not knowing, why can I not not do it?" How about you?

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*(C) Brian K. Wilcox, 2021

*Brian's book, An Ache for Union: Poems on Oneness with God through Love, can be ordered through major online booksellers or the publisher AuthorHouse. The book is a collection of poems based on wisdom traditions, predominantly Christian, Buddhist, and Sufi, with extensive notes on the poetry's teachings and imagery.

 

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