I recently listened to the most exquisite talk by Natalie Goldberg, the author of “Writing Down the Bones”. She is a long-time Zen practitioner, a wonderful writer and a wise woman, full of human warmth.
One of my favourite quotes from Dogen is: “To study the awakened Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualised by the myriad things”. This talk gave me a whole new understanding of it.
Here’s the link: https://www.upaya.org/2019/03/goldberg-between-two-pines/