Posted inHenry's Messages, Koans, Mindfulness

Message from Henry: Promises of Practice

April 15, 2020

The promise of Zen koan practice is that it is actually possible for each of us to have some taste of the boundless nature of every moment — of this moment now.

It’s not guaranteed — but at least we know that we don’t have to be strange, unusual, still less “special” or weird people for this to happen. It’s also possible to then bring the boundless love that wells up from that “sourceless source” into our daily lives.

The promise of “loving awareness” practice (“mindfulness”) is that we can melt our contracted states of mind and act freely.

We can surrender our self-protection and allow our hearts to feel a melting warmth that allows us to enter the interconnected flow of all things.

Both sound pretty good.


Message from Henry is from our April 13 2020 Newsletter.
Image: Roses by Gabriela Pereira,
footer support banner image

Support Mountain Cloud

You can show your gratitude for Mountain Cloud events, retreats, podcasts and other teachings by making a one-time gift, or by becoming a supporting member.

Donate to Mountain Cloud Become a Member