“While am gone work on just these 3 things” the monk says the evening before his departure.
“Only 3?” I respond happily because I know he’ll be gone a long time.
I notice a smirk on his face as he says “Trust me, this will be enough”:
1| Be mindful to not hide pain with false joy
2| Don’t lose track of mindfulness in the joy
3| Watch exaggeration and ego