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By Pam Burke 

Zen and the art of winter preparedness


November 9, 2018

Just like I prepared our property for winter by clearing the driveway verge of vegetation that would cause drifting and other problems when the snow and cold hit, my mental and emotional preparedness for winter weather was impeccable this fall.

By mid-September I had myself in an admirably zen-like mental state about winter — not capital-letter Zen as in of the school of Mahayana Buddhism, but lower-case zen in the Western sense of being in the moment, accepting, open-hearted and at peace with the future, as well as the now. Breathe and be thankful. Life is beautiful. Even in winter.


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