Shine

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

(Honour to the Blessed One, the Exalted One, the fully Enlightened One)

"All you have to do is shine".

These words are from a dream.  On the first day of a Chan retreat on Holy Island I dreamed that my mum and grandma were cooking.

I asked my mum where the number 4 brother was and she said:

"He's taken M. swimming."

Now 'M.' is the number 2 brother so I say:

"How can the younger one take the older one?"

Mum: "Didn't you hear?  The whole family has turned upside down.  Now the younger ones look after the older ones."

I'm the youngest so I said "how can I look after everybody?"

My grandma looks up and says:

"All you have to do is shine!"

Thank you grandma :)

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