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Shunryu Suzuki, on breathing, wrote:
What we call "I" is just a swinging door which
moves when we inhale and when we exhale.
What about the period between the inhalation and exhalation ? ....or, exhalation and inhalation ?
The door stops, momentarily, and changes direction of its swing. At that instant, maybe we do not exist at all.
Not existing when not breathing. Seems reasonable.
"seems reasonable"......nothing is reasonable !
Why are we born only to find out the only certainty we have is that we will die !
I spend my days trying to re-invent a God I don't hate.
Between the breaths is a moment when we may see that all is illusion. A moment of non-clinging and non-grasping, but alas, we are so human.
Happy breathing, happy dying.
Back to face that wall with this desperate will.