Taking the ‘backward step’ in zazen I often find that the unconscious gets to work. Moments significant to me arrange themselves into a haiku/haibun/senryu sort of form, dubbed ‘hughku’ (thanks Brendan!). Making them public is taking the ‘forward step’ of full self-expression, a concept much appreciated from Roshi Reb Anderson.

Few people know how long they have here. That fact made me want to document these anecdotes. Here they are in roughly chronological order.

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