No One Listening

Sallie Jiko Tisdale

Sallie Jiko Tisdale

The Canadian wilderness guide Carl Rustrum used to look forward to solitary winter camping, because he enjoyed being where “you can holler for help and not be heard.” The Japanese word for trust can also mean confidence. What does it mean to have trust? Sometimes we need to trust ourselves and find a deep self-reliance. But sometimes we need to surrender and trust another person to do that. From a Zen perspective, true intimacy comes when we realize that our existence is completely entwined with others – and yet our life’s path is ours alone. How do we find the balance in truly trusting ourselves, as well as others?

This talk was given Sunday, July 20.

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