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Practicing for the Universe

From Chapter 2 ("Ordinary Mind") of Subtle Sound: The Zen Teachings of Maurine Stuart, on removing the I from the Quest (and then removing the Quest):

... our dualistic, discriminating mind disappears. We no longer think, "I am doing this work. I am doing this practice. This is my practice." All of this melts, and we come to feel that subject and object, in-breath and out-breath are one. We inhale the whole universe, exhale to the whole universe; there is no gate between us and it.

(cf. Coming to Our Senses (2009-01-01), No Beginning, No End (2013-03-24), 0-1 (2014-08-29), Listen to the Traffic (2014-11-12), Our Job for the Rest of Our Life (2015-07-18), ...) - ^z - 2017-01-23