Where life occurs.
Karen Maezen Miller describes herself as “a wife and mother as well as a Zen Buddhist priest at the Hazy Moon Zen Center in Los Angeles.” If you haven’t read any of her books, you are in for a treat. Here she is talking about meditation, from her book Hand Wash Cold:
“What you begin to see is that the place where you thought your life occurred — the cave of rumination and memory, the cauldron of anxiety and fear — isn’t where your life takes place at all. Those mental recesses are where pain occurs, but life occurs elsewhere, in a place we are usually too preoccupied to notice, too distracted to see: right in front of our eyes. The point of meditation is to stop making things up and see things as they are.”