Zen is Hard

Okay, I am not going to lie to you. Meditating everyday is hard.

Those who say it is easy I think are probably lying. Maybe not, but I can’t help but wonder.

Even Zen teacher Doyen said, “Even teachers of old who had great capacity said that practice is difficult.”

It is not that it is difficult to sit for 25 minutes. Its difficult to face the inner world. Its not entertaining. It’s not fun.

Why do I do it then? Because mindfulness is the most valuable skill for living a happy life.

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Jay N. Forrest

Zen Humanist Teacher.