At Home in the Muddy Water: A Guide to Finding Peace within Everyday Chaos [NOOK Book]


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At Home in the Muddy Water: A Guide to Finding Peace within Everyday Chaos

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we exist like a lotus, / At home in the muddy water. / Thus we bow to life as
it is.

verse is an important reminder, says Ezra Bayda, of what the spiritual life is
truly about: the willingness to open ourselves to whatever life presents—no
matter how messy or complicated. And through that willingness to be open, we
can discover wisdom, compassion, and the genuine life we all want. In
Home in the Muddy Water
Bayda applies this simple Zen teaching to a range of everyday
concerns—including relationships, trust, sexuality, and money—showing that
everything we need to practice is right here before us, and that peace and
fulfillment is available to everyone, right here, right now, no matter what
their circumstances.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834823303
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 471,321
  • File size: 393 KB

Meet the Author

Ezra Bayda teaches at Zen Center San Diego. He is also the author of Being Zen, At Home in the Muddy Water, Saying Yes to Life (Even the Hard Parts), and Zen Heart. For more information, visit 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013


    She pulls the chair out from her desk staring at the blank monitor in frount of her. "Now I know I have truely lost everything." She mumbels to herself knowing there was no one around to hear her. "One huge house, one empty person. Amazing how they fit together. All these rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, dining areas, bedrooms, and they are all filled with things. The house itself isnt empty I am the thing that is empty. So, I look around this house that I call empty and I have finally relized what was wrong. I am nothing, I am empty. I may live here, but nothing resides here." She sighs and burries her head in her hands hunched over her desk in her empty house.

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