We cannot live without excitement. However, when excitement becomes the sole purpose in life that’s out of balance, that does not work. It seems, we strive to be on a constant high all the time… Having fun almost becomes an addiction. But the craving for the extraordinary dulls the palate, and we lose our sense for the ordinary.
In Zen, when our practice is calm and ordinary nothing is lacking, and our everyday life itself is enlightenment.
Don’t engage disturbances and emotional reactions gradually fade away. Don’t engage distractions and spiritual practice naturally grows.
Wilbur Mushin May, Sensei