Happy birthday to Thay.
On this day, I recall one of his talks, where he talked about personal responsibility, and how our many choices in the home and regarding our schedule and priorities influence our well-being and can last for a long time. He told the audience about a new mother who made the effort to move to a safer neighbourhood in order to give the child an opportunity to be a child and to develop in a calm setting. He used that resonant example to imply that we too can self-parent and care for our emerging future, as a mom would for her child.
Thay has been on my healing list since his stroke, and before that, he was very high on my gratitude list. I feel lucky to be alive when he is in the world.
11 October 2020