• Shirin McArthur

    • Shirin McArthur is a graduate of Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program. She lives and works in Arizona as an editor, writer, spiritual guide, and retreat leader. Learn more about Shirin at shirinmcarthur.com.

Uselessness and Benefitting Others

Today’s post is by Shirin McArthur I recently read a Buddhist story, shared by Andō, a Zen poet I follow online, about The Useless Tree. In a nutshell (!), the story is that an oak tree grew so twisted and gnarly that its wood was not considered useful, so it was not disturbed. The point […]

September 09, 2018 by Shirin McArthur
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