"Experiencing Self" or "Remembering Self"
The task for the next two weeks is to notice whether we are in our "Experiencing Self" or in our "Remembering Self."
For more on these terms, here's a link to the 20 minute talk Chozen Roshi showed in class last week:
It's always interesting to see how people from many different fields will come up with an idea that relates somehow to the truths we see in practice.
Zen Practice is largely about learning to explore the territory of the "experiencing self," learning to return to this "self" more frequently, and gaining comfort and familiarity with this new kind of living. Embodying what we know intellectually to be true inspires others.