Raw, adjective: 2. not having undergone processes of preparing, dressing, finishing, refining, or manufacture: raw cotton.
Earthy brilliance from Steve Krieger over at Tricycle — on practice, meditation, and the art of composting (human) manure at the Zen monastery in Southern California where he lives and works. Love the realness. And the dirt. Yes.
"You deal with your shit in Zen by sitting with it. By breathing right into it. You don’t try and ignore it with pleasant thoughts or lofty ideas, and you don’t try and bury it with solutions. You deal with it, you work with it, one breath at a time." Read on.