Zen Snow Shoveling:

Zen Snow Shoveling 

 If we believe that enlightenment is a product of meditation and intuition rather than faith.   We must then believe that the art of shoveling snow is just a way of creating a path for future travels. 

When the depth of our opponent is that of  just a few inches we need to remember that “Speed Creates Power”.  A firm but flexible grip on the shovel handle is important  for transferring power from our hips once  in a relaxed horse stance. 

Sometimes while attacking greater depths of snow, as in life, one must take two steps backward before initiating the attack with a forward thrust. Do this with “snap and power” This can be a power move keeping your center low. 

The question that one should ask is:  “How good do you want to be?” 

Broken twig and bird tracks find their future among snow flakes.

The Night the Lights went Out:

Driving indoor temperatures below the forty degree mark, residents tried to bundle up and dig out of two feet of snow.  Without generators to power wells, they used bottled water for toilets or filled motel rooms.

The winter storm blanketing the region has left thousands of Dutchess County, NY residents without power as of Wednesday afternoon.   Many were  still without power Sunday evening.  Power officials noted that over 150,000 customers were left without power which is about half  the companies total customer base.

Crews continued to restore power into Monday while county and city crews cleared fallen trees throughout the area.