that holding on to anything blocks wisdom.
Any conclusion that we draw must be let go."
Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn, 1927-2004
Founder, Providence Zen Center
I'm sitting here at the laptop poised to sprinkle some thoughts across the screen in an effort to capture the essence of the thought that thoughts can't really capture the Essence.
I am, after all, making an attempt to live what Roshi Kosho Uchiyama characterized as "a life of vow." As well as the Bodhisattva Vow and a number of other personal commitments that frame my life, I've committed to publishing a weekly post here in cyberspace -- although for quite some time I've been going back through a couple of hundred previously written posts and polishing them up.
When I pause to think about it, it seems to me that a set of commitments is all that I really have to bring to the plate. The rest is in the hands of the Cosmic Pitcher. All I can really do is commit to showing up, step up to the plate, and then take my best swing if it appears to be in the strike zone -- or let it go by if it ain't. (Egads, I'm thinking in baseball metaphors. It must be Spring!)
And here's the Pitch.....