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  • At a Japanese monastery in NY State, several stone Buddhas are placed in the woods. As you walk around the perimeter of the property, meditating, praying, or just listening to Mother Nature as she whispers you directions, you happen upon a Buddha sitting on his own beneath a tree or beside a stream, solid and weathered, just to remind you of your purpose in that one moment.

    I've always stayed busy, body and mind, and it wasn't until I learned to sit still that I heard the spirits around me whispering directions. Mainly, they said, "Be a human being, not a human doing." Just sit and be. A wonderful way to live, every moment important and worthy of full attention. Simple, but not easy.
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