‘When you ride in a boat and watch the shore, you might assume that the shore is moving, but when you keep your eyes closely on the boat, you can see that the boat moves. Similarly, if you examine things with a confused body and mind, you might suppose that your mind and nature are permanent, but when you practise intimately, and return to where you are, it will be clear that nothing at all has unchanging self.’ (Genjo Koan)

Another kind and clear analogy from Dogen to help us wake up to reality. So how do we return to where we are? By practising intimately in each moment.

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