Guidelines for Studying the Way

Fearing the swift passage of sunlight, practice the Way as though saving your head from fire.

Our sense and experience of time naturally changes throughout life. We keep seeing time slip away, so this connection is not difficult to make. However, it is still a challenge to feel impermanence to the degree that we realize there truly is no self. The “experience” of self is so entrancing that the jump to selflessness seems like the greatest mystery in life.

The Daily Zen Teisho
Guidelines for Studying the Way