Wendy Johnson, a Buddhist meditation teacher and gardener, said that “the great learning and knowing also has to take a rest. Not knowing is most intimate.”
Today, I let my mind relax. Words don’t need to come easily when breath is cleansing the body.
Today, I slow down. I find comfort in the new feet of snow, the beauty of peeling birch bark, and the brightness of a winter beech leaf.
Today I exhale, and rest in the quiet intimacy that arrives when I stop trying.