Q&A With Kaz Dağları

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Q: How does it feel to keep sitting still when everything around you constantly shifts, shatters, sinks? A: It feels natural — it's in my nature. But that doesn't mean I don't shift, shatter and sink. It may not happen often and you may not see it, but that doesn't mean it never happens. Whatever happens in nature also happens in me as I am part of nature, and nature is part of me. So yes, it feels natural. Q: How could I keep sitting still in the face of all that comes and goes, how can I carry on in the face of all that is lost? A: By continuing to look deeply into the nature of existence, until you realize there is no coming and no going and nothing is lost. You don't need to carry any hope to carry on, just continue to look deeply. You also don't need to take my word for it — see it for yourself by continuing to look. Q: How can I be like you? A: You are like me — Notice yourself. Notice me. Notice our aliveness. Notice that you, too, are part of nature — part of me. Notice the echoes of our interconnectedness. Notice yourself — You are (like) me. Originally published in Amethyst Review -- a new publication for readers and writers who are interested in creative exploration of spirituality and the sacred.