Stories are one of the very best ways to get into this practice. Start with these.
- In Thank You for Being Such A Pain, Mark I. Rosen provides a prayer to use when meeting a difficult person.
- In Intimate Nature, editors Linda Hogan, Deena Metzger, and Brenda Peterson present a story about a horse that became a teacher.
- Dean Sluyter in Why the Chicken Crossed the Road & Other Hidden Enlightenment Teachings from Buddha to Bebop to Mother Goose writes about learning over the long haul.
- In The Beginner's Guide to Zen Buddhism, Jean Smith shares an image of the relationship between a teacher and a student.
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