In some moment, I will be swept up. There’s no immunity nor should there be. Life is an experience. The seat of Zen keeps me in the moment I have and only there.
The drama of the storm around me swirls but I experience only the energy of the present moment.
I am not here to escape anything. I’m here to live. Pain is integral to the life experience but suffering is not. That is a choice. Suffering is not sitting in the seat of Zen for suffering is to believe a single experience will never end.
It is not the nature of the energy that animates us to aspire to a stagnant state. Pain and joy evolve, no one state stays.
When I consider my…
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