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Chapter 2
Earth Standing
Bird / Out of
the Nest
All wrongdoing arises from the mind.
When the mind is purified, what trace
of wrong is left?
After repentance, my heart is light
like the white clouds
that have always floated over the an-
cient forest in freedom.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
O
ne year after the death of my father, my husband
collapsed from a seizure at work. After a series of
grueling tests and opposing opinions from renowned
physicians, it was determined he would undergo brain
surgery at the Mayo Clinic to resect a tumor. As if that