I'm pretty certain I've posted today's video before. But it won't hurt to see it another time. Chances are that none of us absorbed its meaning the first time.
In this talk, Zen Master Dae Kwang observes that meditation reveals ourselves to ourselves. This is important because:
The person no one wants to meet is very close to you. It lives right inside your own skin.
When we sit down in meditation, we have an opportunity to meet that person. When we do a retreat, the odds of meeting that person increase. And the longer the retreat, the better the odds. No wonder most folks avoid retreats at all costs.
Thank you for reading Ox Herding. May each of us meet ourselves this weekend!