One breath at a time

You deal with your shit in Zen by sitting with it. By breathing right into it. You don’t try and ignore it with pleasant thoughts or lofty ideas, and you don’t try and bury it with solutions.

You deal with it, you work with it, one breath at a time.

Gento Steve Krieger, Head monk Rinzai-ji Zen Center, Los Angeles,  Growing Ground

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