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May 26, 2001

beginner's mind

There happened today a beginner's mind.   As I looked through the archway in my garden wall, past the birds' bath, I spied a squirrel.   For reasons unknown to me, I was able to feel in my legs the sensations in his.   My feet felt soft and nimble.   My leg muscles tensed and released only as necessary to carry a sunflower seed up a tree.   I will not try to duplicate this thing that happened.   In that way, I may receive the gift again.

©  2001 by the beastmaster