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Message from Henry: Ten Thousand Year Journey

June 29, 2022

10,000-YEAR TRAVELER,
isn’t it time to have a rest,
to put your feet up at the inn, 
settle by the fire, 
have a welcome pint?

Don’t you know your destination 
is reached only 
when you realize
there never was a destination,

and your pilgrimage finds its end 
only when you understand 
the sacred shrine is not
waiting further down the road?

Stand under the walls 
of your own citadel,
watch them fall around you.
See where you’ve been 
all along.

Then you’ll know 
that every step of your way 
was already the home 
you always longed to reach.

Message from Henry is from our June 27 Newsletter. Henry read this poem at our 2022 Summer Sesshin.

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