"Zazen is actually not complicated" - C.J. Beck
I just wanted to share a few sentences I read in a book by C.J. Beck entitled "Nothing special". I was having a hard time understanding how to apply zazen practice to real life and, coincidentally, I found some inspiration and comfort in the following words (isn't is great when "accidents" like these happen? : )
"Zazen is actually not complicated. The real problem is, we don't want to do it. If my boyfriend begins to look at other women, how long am I going to be willing simply to experience that? We all have problems constantly, but our willingness just to be is very low on our list of priorities, until we have practiced long enough to have faith in just being, so that solutions can appear natuarally. Another mark of a maturing practice is the development of such trust and faith".