Learning, Understanding, Feeling

How can we go through life living in the spirit of the fluid, effortless, ox cutting cook without first extending effort? If we are shown the way, we can not really learn the way. If we understand they way, we do not really know the way. But if we feel the way, ah ha, then we […]

ACP Reading: Cutting an Ox

The Prince’s cook Was cutting up an ox. Out went a hand, Down went a shoulder, He planted a foot, He pressed a knee, The ox, fell apart With  a whisper, The bright cleaver murmured Like a gentle wind. Rhythm! Timing Like a sacred dance, Like “The Mulberry Grove,” Like ancient harmonies! “Good work!” the […]