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Apr 13, 2019 16:21:21

zazen (3) the way to meet oneself

by @lucjah PATRON | 279 words | 49šŸ”„ | 326šŸ’Œ

Lucjah

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[zazen (2) one might think it's meditation]


I wholeheartedly know that zazen makes it possible to meet ourselves. To discover our true nature

But zen does not promise anything, it just shows us the process, points a finger towards the moon. It is a map. What you do with it is up to you. 

What do you need? Determination, openness, courage? Naivety, stupidity, luck? 

To face who you really are. Down there, under all the crap we carry around, all the ego mechanisms helping us to survive, all the believes about ourselves making life bearable. 

It is uncomfortable, scary, painful. We know the path, but the fear holds us back. Or we set off, but we cannot stand it and turn round. Or we get stuck and drown in the darkness. Or we try to cope by denying. Denying Mr Hyde crouching underneath the polished surface. There are many ways to do it. Projecting the darkness onto others, then hating and prosecuting them. Turning away and getting too busy with "reality". Believing that we are the ones free from the shadow, "the good" ones, the noble ones, the spiritual (spiritual materialism). 

All these attempts just make the darkness more desperate to be seen, recognised, acknowledged.

But the blackness is just another layer to be crossed. It is hard to hold onto that idea when you drag yourself thru your own murky, horrifying, repulsive part. Yet, they say, there is something beyond. The true self. The original mind. The same for everyone. Oneness.

When you enter the forest and hear a bird's song, it's a glimpse.

What a divine truth! Total crap!

Bleh bleh bleh...

I didn't go to the forest today...

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    @lucjah A day late, but welcome to 100. You are one of my barometers and a fine one to be sure.

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 14, 2019 20:45:06
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      @Rawhead Happy to be your barometer to be sure, but... what do you actually mean? :-o
      yes, feels cool to be over 100 - it means at least 20 000 words... hihi

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 16, 2019 21:46:59
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      @lucjah I mean someone and something (your writing) to gauge myself against on a daily basis. Let's keep these streaks a goin...

      Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 16, 2019 16:05:49
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      @Rawhead Oh most dear of all the lords... "gauge" looks kinda like "gouge" for a non native eye, and my brain turns inside out in the direction of eyes forced out with the thumb... ouch! Well, it just does sound scary... and, whats more, it is "against"
      and yet, I DO take it a a humongous undeserved complement <3

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 16, 2019 22:23:10
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    @lucjah Congrats for your #100!!! And this is perfect content for it <3

    PhilH avatar PhilH | Apr 14, 2019 23:17:58
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    @lucjah Welcome to the 100 Club!! Iā€™m so glad you are on #Teamstreak.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 13, 2019 12:50:35
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      @brandonwilson @basilesamel Thank you!!!
      yes, i am so happy we hit 100
      I remember thinking about it as something surreal in first weeks

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 13, 2019 22:40:16
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      @lucjah @brandonwilson - Congratulations Team 100. I told you we would make it. :)

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 13, 2019 19:38:07
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    @lucjah Congratulations on your 100th post Lucjah!!!!!! :D What a journey! I'm so glad I get to read you

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 13, 2019 21:30:12
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