When we first learn to do zazen, we often approach it as a method or means. We use zazen to become more aware, to quiet our mind, to become clear, to become a better person, and so on. While these things may occur in one’s practice, zazen itself is just sitting (walking, standing, lying down) in life just as it is. Life settles into life; the self settles into the self. We ourselves are the very fabric of universal life—this very body (tap yourself) is visceral, intimate life itself.
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Sunday, August 21, 2005
An article from Water Wheel, July/August 2003: