Life is like stepping onto a boat which is about to sail to sea and sink.

– Shunryu Suzuki (emphasis mine)

#zen #zenthoughtoftheday

This makes me think of entitlement. None of us are entitled to a glorious end of our ship sailing off into the sunset with an orchestratic crescendo playing. Our ships are all going to sink. But life and the living of it is daring to cross from the security of the land we know into the sea we don’t. It is being brave to know that storms may come and one of them will eventually be our end and going out and sailing anyway.

I hope you find comfort from the rough seas today, friends.