19 June 2011

Poster Child

I'm happy to monitor sesshins for one simple reason:  I'm more than willing to do what I can to help maintain an environment in which everyone's best efforts can have the best chance of fruition. 

But during this sesshin just ending it came to me that there's even more to it than that:  I have to be, to the best of my ability, both in sesshin and out, the kind of person Zen training is supposed to produce, so that when others who are practicing see me, they see something of their own best selves and thus become ever more resolved in their own practice.

My goodness, do I ever have work to do!

But I can also think of no better reason for doing it.

No comments:

Post a Comment