Holding the high point after Wesak. Well. That’s the challenge. Having touched a glimmer of nirvana, that’s the motivation. And then there’s the realisation that everyday life is the practise. One of the things I enjoy about Soto Zen is that when you sit in meditation that you are practising being awake. It’s a very simple and powerful idea.
So in this realisation I put a little sticker on my computer to remind me that everything including work is the practise. It says “This is the practise.”