Having recently been going through some things, I stumbled and got caught up in my worries. I even stopped sitting for awhile and forgot my teachings. In another thread, Jundo gave me a beautifully written reminder.
I learned or should I say re-learned? (I ask the question like that to emphasize, at least in my case, we are capable of forgetting) The most important aspect of a fruitful practice is to sit. Zen foremost and most importantly being a practice. This practice requires us to take action, the action of no action. All the teachings can be found there.
“This ordinary everyday sitting is itself boundless joy.
To transcend the world directly, to manifest the magnificence of the buddha ancestors’ house—this is sitting in the meditation posture. To leap over the heads of outsiders and demons and become a true person inside the buddha ancestors’ room—this is sitting in the meditation posture. To sit in the meditation posture is to transcend the deepest and most intimate teaching of buddha ancestors. Thus, buddha ancestors practice this way without needing to do anything else.”