But one of the next most powerful things he created for himself is the view that Everything is a Practice.
Man, what a ridiculously valuable way to frame our lives!
Every difficulty that comes up is simply something to practice with.
Every frustration with another person is a practice ground, and the other person becomes your teacher. Bow to them with gratitude!
This idea goes hand in hand with the concept of the so-called “Don’t Know Mind” from Korean Zen, as well as the previously mentioned Japanese philosophical ideas and concepts I admire so much.
On that note; Currently, I’m learning about simple Zen habits by reading the wonderful book The Practice of Not Thinking by former monk Ryunosuke Koike, a little book well worth reading (and thinking about).