Whether we acknowledge it or not, understand it or not, we are always practicing. Practice is nothing other than our entire lives. It is what we do with our body, speech, and mind. It is worthwhile then to ask what, exactly, we are practicing. When we turn practice into a pursuit based upon our ideas of enlightenment, we miss the richness of the teachings and our buddha nature. Yet how can we earnestly strive without a goal? There are a million ways to enter. How will you find your way?
by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
True Dharma Eye, Case 154:
Zen Center New York City—July 22, 2012