Whatever side of the balance

It’s human to have expectations, but clinging to them causes suffering.

If we can loosen our grip on expectations and settle down on whichever side of the balance we fall at this moment, we find unshakable peace of mind, and a truly stable life unfolds. [Meditation] is ceasing to be a person always gauging gain and loss and evaluating life according to such calculations.

Kosho Uchiyama Roshi, Zen Teaching of homeless Kodo

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