Crossing the River

Tonight Myotai told a story. It seems there was a young Zen student who was on a journey. She traveled far; and at last she came to a wide river that seemed impossible to cross. As she was wondering how she would ever get to the other side, she spotted a Zen master meditating on the opposite bank.

“Oh Wise One!” she called out, raising her voice to be heard at such a great distance. “How can I get to the other side of this river?”

The Zen master looked up and slowly, slowly, gazed first upstream, and then down. At last she spoke:

“Daughter,” she yelled back to her. “You ARE on the other side!”

* * *

Or, in the immortal words of Gilda Radner: “Wherever you go, there you are!”

* * *

You are at the door. Will you cross the threshold?

And how will you do it?

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