Essence of Practice
Zen stories always intrigued me - I started reading them when I was 18. Thirty years later, I finally started to practice meditation - slow uptake? Even for those who practice mindfulness to reduce stress, simply to live a more comfortable life, much can be learned from Zen. An example:
“Zen is the practice of coming up out of yourself and into the situation, any situation, meeting it fully, with a complete heart – no holding back, no half measures, no room for doubt or selfishness.”
Shozan Jack Haubner. “Zen Confidential. Confessions of a Wayward Monk.” Shambhala, Boston, 2013.