At one time, I walked, chanted, and sat in meditation with hundreds of monks, nuns, and lay practitioners of the Way.
Today I seemingly walk, chant, and sit in meditation alone.
But is this really true?
In my direct experience, I am walking, chanting, and sitting meditation with infinite Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
I am walking, chanting, and sitting with infinite awakened beings from all traditions and no traditions.
All those I have walked, chanted, and sat with in person, I am still waking, chanting, and sitting with today.
Even those not on a spiritual path who do not walk, chant, and sit in such devotion, love, and awareness are all here with me.
It is not only walking, chanting, and sitting, but in every moment I am never alone. Throughout the infinite universe there has never been a moment of separation.
You might say, “But your body is alone.”
Even here I must say that is not my experience.
The mountains and trees are my bones. The rivers are my blood. The wind is my breath. The sun is my heart. Can you really find any separation here? I cannot.
Even now the birds have begun the chanting session, singing the Eternal Unity of all existence.
Some people feel alone with social distancing. I would ask them to pay a little closer attention and not be distracted by their thoughts.