Sokei-An

‘When I eat my dinner, my thinking mind does not digest it; something else digests it. Some other power pumps my blood and circulates it through my body. My hair and nails do not tell  me they grow; they grow while I pay no attention. Something else is living in this body. The part I call myself is only a little part of the whole. I cannot refuse to see without closing my eyes. Whether I want to hear or no, sound vibrates on the drum of my ear. The activities of my eyes and ears do not belong to me; they belong to something within me. So we discover that what we call ourselves, our ego, is a very small part of us.’ (Zen Pivots)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s