Some thoughts on the practice of shikantaza or just sitting…
Becoming aware of space right in the middle.
A gentle but global awareness, a spaciousness, which allows everything to flourish.
A lucidity in which all things can be themselves with ease.
The practice of not influencing anything.
Shikantaza: nothing but exactly sitting.
With patience and stillness, somehow, like a lightly charged compass needle, after much trembling and wavering, it starts to align, by itself.
Intimacy: all things immediately present.Mind drowned in not-knowing.
Coming home, into the speechless heart.
Sacred ground: It’s alive! It’s alive!
The practice of no practice.
The field of practice that is found only through no practice.
Message from Henry is from our June 20, 2016 Newsletter
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