Here in the dragon’s jaws—many exquisite jewels

Our perceptions shape our lives. Fortunately, with a little practice, we can perceive how we shape our own perceptions, and realize we are making our situations better or worse by how we perceive them.

Then our whole understanding can be stood on its head, transformed: “Here in the dragon’s jaws—many exquisite jewels,” says the Blue Cliff Record of Zen commentaries. The all devouring dragon can transform our sense of life in a way the chipmunk can never quite manage.

Don S. guided our reflections this Sunday, drawing on excerpts from a talk by dharma teacher Brian LeSage.

You can listen to the talk here: