This morning, when I might have been doing zazen, it crossed my mind.
Forty years ago when I got interested in spiritual endeavor, the one question I really wanted an answer to was, "Is it (spiritual life) bullshit or not?" I didn't want to know in order to convince or convert anyone else. I just wanted to know to my own satisfaction ... bullshit or not?
No screwing around! No intellectual or emotional concertos. Really -- no screwing around!
And this morning, the thought floated up, comfortable as a quilt in winter ... zazen never let me down.