The old woman grieving tears or no tears?! That’s the question: wet or dry? To jump into the water you get wet. No separation. To grieve you shed tears. Immerse yourself in your life! No holding back. That’s Zen! Yet staying present in your experience. Zen is not about experiencing dryness or stillness but dryness or stillness within the experience. Only the old woman would know— plunging into the depth of grief. Losing herself completely in the totality of life which is emptiness, the gateway to all life.
by: Wilbur Mushin May