Wow. Thanks Barry! As a long time sufferer of sinus infections I have to say I can’t believe no one had ever recommended one of these things to me before.
Busy mind during the first sitting, lots of thought secretions about a conversation I have been having via private messages on “Zen Forum International” that started out like this:
I'd be interested in hearing how you reconcile Buddhism with being a marine.
I can see the honor in protecting the nation, but I'm very interested in hearing how a soldier can feel any honor in following orders when a madman like George Bush is the commander in chief.
The selflessness of following orders without question is a pretty obvious aspect of military training, but it doesn't seem sufficient in and of itself to be selfless in the service of a crazy commander.
Something about the tone of that has really bothered me.
Woke ZMH for the second sitting and I was much more settled.
May all beings be well and happy.