that holding on to anything blocks wisdom.
Any conclusion that we draw must be let go."
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 have, after all, been committed to publishing a weekly post here in cyberspace for the past seven and half years. Although for quite some time now I've been going back through a couple of hundred previously written posts and polishing them up, this weekly commitment is part of what Uchiyama Roshi called a "life of vow."
It seems to me that a set of commitments and the actions produced 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, stepping up to the plate, and taking 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, again. It must be spring.)
And here's the Pitch.....