Barn’s burnt down ─
I can see the moon.
– Masahide (13th C. Zen poet)
The past year has been a barn-leveling experience for many of us. We’ve had so many losses and seen so much suffering! However, as the Zen poet suggests, these dark nights can lead to moments of gratitude, peace, even transcendence.
A wise person once said: The gift of suffering is compassion. May we cultivate compassion, and may all be well in 2021!