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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