Composed last night while I should have been sitting in serene contemplation...!
Throbbing sinusesI remember Tenshin Roshi talking once about sitting when you're not feeling the best, and it's stuck with me. I'm sure he was making a more profound point that what I took away from it... but for what it's worth, here's what I've learned from sitting while sick!
Church bells on the evening breeze
I'm not trying to glorify suffering, to make a virtue of it - even in its mildest versions (like man flu!) there's little romance or inherent morality in it. And our more serious sufferings test us like nothing else. But: this is where we stand. And we gain little (in the long term) denying our circumstances.
So my winter challenge to you: sit with the sniffles!