Here to Let Go

From Chapter 7 ("Breathing In, Breathing Out") of Subtle Sound: The Zen Teachings of Maurine Stuart:

We are here to let go. We are not here to get something, but to let go of everything. We sit together to deeply understand This Matter, the ground of our being. Some people may say, "I'm sitting because I want to get some peace of mind." Yet this is what gives us peace of mind: to experience the depths of ourselves and to understand that it belongs to all of us. So we walk together, harmoniously in step with each other. We work together as one body. We sit together and we feel this peaceful condition, this room that is filled with silence.

(cf. Three Poisons (2011-06-19), Let Go (2013-10-18), Giving Up Hope (2014-09-01), Learning to Pause (2015-08-10), Perfect Size for Letting Go (2015-09-14), Eleven Rules for Mindfulness (2015-11-07), Mantra - Let Go and Let Be (2015-12-02), What Is Zazen (2017-02-11), ...) - ^z - 2017-03-26