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That Difficulty You Are Experiencing . . .

Photo by Issy Bailey on Unsplash

There’s a story about the Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki, who was one of the earliest Zen teachers in the United States, just after the Second World War.

One day he began his lesson of the day with these words: “The difficulty that you are experiencing now . . . “ And he paused for effect. The American students in the room assumed he was about to tell them a great secret: how to solve a nagging…

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