The Daily Dharma – July 10, 2021

Colorful abstract painting with shades of orange at the top transforming to whites and violets at the bottom connected by a single strand of black.
White Vision Painting Seamus Berkeley

But there is a new wilderness, a new trackless waste, a new unknown and limitless territory, a new terrain of chaos, that calls us. It is a territory – I do believe – that has not been, and cannot be, colonized and domesticated by human ambition and greed, that in its true extent cannot be mapped by human logic at all. This is the “forest” of the human body. The body is now, I believe, our forest, our jungle, the “outlandish” expanse in which we are invited to let go of everything we think, allow ourselves to be stripped down to our most irreducible person, to die in every experiential sense possible and see what, if anything, remains.

Reginald Ray
from Touching Enlightenment; Finding Realization in the Body