Trusting the Unknown

Help in making decisions big and small By Kaira Jewel Lingo Do you have the patience to waittill your mud settles and the water is clear?Can you remain unmovingtill the right action arises by itself? —Lao-tzu (trans. Stephen Mitchell) Ispent fifteen years as a nun in the Plum Village community of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (whom we affectionately call Thay, or “Teacher” in Vietnamese). Often people would ask Thay what to do when facing big life decisions, like which career path to take, whether to separate from or stay with their partner, or whether to ordain as a monastic. Thay would often … Continue reading Trusting the Unknown