“Zen emphasizes rigorous meditation-practice, insight into Buddha-nature, and the personal expression of this insight in daily life, especially for the benefit of others.” says Wikipedia. Makes a lot of sense to me. No reason to get angry. No reason to worry. No reason to be stressed out. Much better to take things as they are and to ‘be good’ rather than to fight. People are people.

Talking about people.

Pat met some on the train today on her way from Frankfurt Airport to Pforzheim and took a picture of them, complete with table cloth, salt and pepper cellar, and a large selection of home-made food.

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They were Zen. Oblivious of time passed, coffee trolleys and WhatsUp. You live your life. Whatever.

Last night some of Pádraig’s friends had invited us to a big night out in the UCD Smurfit Business School to present us with a cheque for Pádraig. It was amazing: one of Pádraig’s old friends from school, but also new friends from the US, Vietnam and China. Wonderful people, dreamboaters!

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Thank you!