Weeping may spend the night,
but joy comes in the morning.
I took this picture a few days ago, in between one of the “weather events”. The snow and wind had stopped, the sun was starting to come out, and the temperature was rising a bit. It felt like a “regular” day. The Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron talks about moments such as this.
In my own training, I’ve been taught to look for the gaps: the gap at the end of each out-breath; the space between thoughts; the naturally occurring, nonconceptual pause after a sudden shock, unexpected noise, or moment of awe. Trungpa Rinpoche advised intentionally creating these gaps by pausing to look at the sky or stopping to listen intently. He called this “poking holes in the clouds”.