Today is the Birthday of Kuan Yin. In this year's lunar calendar, it falls on March 31. Allow Her whose sweet grace is always already here to teach you the most subtle, ancient and powerful of spiritual practices: Don't ascend. Don't travel to a "better" place. Don't try to achieve any state whatsoever. And do not concentrate. Just mingle the sweet wine of your attention with the bread of your flesh, saturate each pulsing atom of your body with mere awareness, and radiate golden bewilderment for a thousand miles around you in every direction.
Photo: This Kuan Yin was consecrated at a local Buddhist temple and given to my wife as a gift from a Chinese friend. We created this alter where she blesses our home.