Jundo, Taigu, and fellow Leafers,
One of the things I have already learned from working with the ango guidelines is the there are aspects of my practice that run "hot and cold" and others that are rock steady. My sitting zazen never fluctuates. I do it every single day . . . no problem. Some other parts of practice such as chants, bows, etc. are sporadic. I mostly attribute this to a heavy work load, but I also sometimes think I'm simply rationalizing omitting something. Overall, I'm OK with my practice because it maintains daily shikantaza as the primary practice, but I wonder if others have similar experiences.
Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?