The Eightfold Path – right view, right intent, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration – are all to be applied to married as well as single life. As a Zen Buddhist, nothing about following the right path changed when I married. But in fact, the path walk has been strengthened by the daily work of sharing life with another person.
In the darkness of dawn today, I awoke, said ‘good morning’ to the world, and ‘I’m alive again’, drank tea, and sat. Ritual. Practice of Living. Sharing your life with another, and with the world. We’re all one.