Just Sitting Under a Tree

 When one devotes oneself to meditation, mental burdens, unnecessary worries and wandering thoughts, drop off one by one; life seems to run smoothly and pleasantly.
Nyogen Senzaki

Today, as I was doing up the dishes, I saw a man stop, get off of his bike and go and sit under the shade of a tree. I'm not sure what he was doing, but he seemed to be enjoying himself. I was thinking that it would be a great place to meditate, other than the fact that the tree was right next to  parking lot and a bank. Now if you could find a way to blur out the noise... it would indeed be a perfect place just to close your eyes and just drift!