The Fearful Thing

Sallie Jiko Tisdale
Sallie Jiko Tisdale

Kate Wolf sang, “Give yourself to love, if love is what you’re after.” Why is it so hard to give ourselves to each other? What holds us back from real intimacy? As individuals and as a community, we carry many patterns of fear and withdrawal, but we also have the opportunity to see and be seen clearly. Zen has a particular definition of intimacy. Exploring this can lead us back to simple human closeness.

This talk was given on Sunday, November 9, for zazen, service and Jiko’s Dharma Talk.