Meditation as Flossing

Think of meditation in the same way you think of flossing.

Clearly flossing is good for your long-term dental health, although any particular day’s worth of flossing doesn’t make hardly any difference in and of itself. You may enjoy flossing (you need to not not enjoy it), but it would be an odd bird that really got off on the daily flossing, and no-one would expect to have a moment of transcendant dental health while flossing. Try paraphrasing Dogen: “Flossing and dental health are one.” Roll this around in your mouth like a koan.

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