Last night the fog came in. This morning the wind chimes chime.
I read the news. A man kills his two young children because he thinks they are “lizard people”. How can this be?
I watch the fog move in and out, pick plums from the tree.
We create anger by a series of thoughts that result in a particular emotional and physiological state. Anger doesn’t just happen to us. If we’re able to catch an angry thought as it’s budding, we can let it go.
—John Daido Loori Roshi, “Between Two Mountains”