Abandoning I, My, Me by Zen Master Ji Haeng

When we quiet the mind and look carefully at our experience, we see that this world is a world of constant change and insecurity. Anything that arises in our life, no matter how hard we try to stabilize it, will pass away. Whatever appears is transitory and thus can never last. Whatever appears is not dependable and there is no refuge, no anchor, no safe haven.

Ultimately we must abandon our I, my, me. Whatever we do, the question should arise, is this for me or for all beings? The Buddha once said, This world is an ocean of suffering. So our job, each one of us, is to be mindful, appreciate this moment, indeed this life, attain a mind which is clear like space, and help save all beings from suffering.