That the self advances and realizes the ten thousand things is delusion. That the ten thousand things advance and realize the self is enlightenment.

Dogen Zenji


ONE OF THE REMARKABLE QUALITIES

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As I kept bringing my mind back to actual events in my childhood and reflected on what I had received from my mother and father, I felt an overwhelming sadness, the sadness of seeing through the lie I had created and lived all these years. My parents were not the simple good/bad, right/wrong, nice/mean people I had made them out to be. Something melted in me. I cried for hours as memory after memory came back and I saw how much I had re­ceived from them

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My goal for New Year’s weekend was sim - ple: not to run screaming from the room. I had begrudgingly agreed to attend a weekend meditation re­treat with my husband, Ed, a veteran meditator. Six months earlier, I had begun sitting for five minutes at a time and had recently graduated to the semiweekly, fifty

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