This life of mine is an oak, its roots are sixty years deep. Branches that reach out farther every year.
The summer. Long, hot, and dry.
The winter. Cool and wet.
Valley of tall trees.
Valley of rich soil.
The owls in the pines
Know that this place
Is a corner of heaven.
Zen invites us to empty our minds in order to gain insight into the emptiness of self, and through this emptiness into the nature of the world.