Happy Happy, Empty Empty


spacer-25Jack Kornfield tells the story of a monk from Asia visiting the United States who spoke only two words of English.  

Everywhere he went throughout the United States he’d bow, smile and say, “Empty Empty Happy Happy.”  

I remembered those words when I was on the Cape recently. There’s nothing quite like heading way, way out on my board until the coastline is barely visible, stopping dead still and feeling the vastness of it all.  

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