koan #3

When walking – walk.
When sitting – sit.
But don’t wobble!

When asked how he disciplined himself in Zen, a master replied, “When hungry, I eat. When tired, I sleep.” 

The questioner responded in a surprise, “But that is what everyone does!”  

“Not at all,” replied the master, “Most people are constantly distracted from what they are doing.”

We should try to live and appreciate every moment in complete awareness. Zen is not ‘trying’ to follow a certain way, it is just being what you are and doing what you do according to your true nature.