A Practice Story: Seeking

Submitted by a Zen Student of Kannon Do (Presently on pilgrimage)

We exist in a time where so many choices are available to us, where so many distractions pull us in all different directions. I feel I must experience true human loss, make a few more mistakes, follow a few more attractive but ultimately unsatisfactory doors before fully realizing that I have no control over this life. There exists this young energy that wants to flow outward and create and see and experience, and, at the same time, there is a wisdom, which is sometimes covered up and muffled by desires, that understands that complete surrender to the Triple Gem is the ultimate. Ah, I can foresee that my life will flow between these two ideas for some time.