Dharma glimpse by Beth H
Having faith is a tricky concept for me.
It’s a bit like the clouds. It comes and goes.
The sun is there shining and grinning its reassuring glow.
And as suddenly, it’s gone and I’m thrust back into greyness and find I’m floundering.
Sunshine provides the reassurance, the comfort and glow that nurtures me and I imagine that is what faith provides.
I can’t hold on to it. The cloud comes and murks the clarity. No sinjin here!
But, I realise that practice has its place and role to play, so I pick up my Buddhist books, I meditate, I sing the nembutsu and I learn to breathe and be still. Restoring my Buddha nature. And I feel marvellous.
I’ve started on this journey, that’s enough in itself for me.
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