Zen View Endurance

By Mary Layton

The Zen View has become so Zen it dissolved into thin air in the hot month of July. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…Endurance. My mind seems to surrender a little more easily in hot weather.

I slow down. Think of what really is priority. Actually, thanks to the heat I become more sensible.

It’s a survival thing.

The heat also makes me dream. Of people coming together to do fun stuff. Singing with people in a cool place. Weaving baskets under a shady tree.

Drumming, barefoot, dancing, feeling free. Painting, writing, community gardening. And counting our blessings.

It is neat that thanks to the Modesto View we now have a platform to communicate ideas, share our talents. Show up. A great way to make us realize that we have already a lot of good stuff here.. and more good stuff to come.

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About the Author:

Mary Layton has practiced T'ai Chi for 35 years and co-founded T'ai Chi Ch'uan Academy of Modesto in1995. She and her partner have taught hundreds of students. Mary travels frequently to learn from her teacher Grand Master Kai Ying Tung. Interested in every aspect of health Mary likes to follow a natural path. She loves writing, painting, gardening, hiking and playing piano.