Enticement to Live

"Enticement to Live" number 37 of 200 from Robert Aitken's book Miniatures of a Zen Master.

I have finished reading Dosho Port's wonderful  "Keep in your heart a while". This book is a series of stories and commentaries about the life of Dosho Port's teacher Dainin Katagiri. I don't want to give away any spoilers but let me lead you on a bit. The best story contains someone who regains consciousness, someone who finds a life worth living. I'm not saying who is who. Very moving indeed. I can recommend this book to both beginners and experienced sitters alike.

There is one chapter that is causing me to reflect on the style of my teacher. Dosho is a bit of a traditionalist and as such his style is a bit radical for the times. More sitting is in the works.

What are your 'enticements' that keep you living? If you are like me, you've never thought of this. Why would you? Life is merrily going on and on and on. Seeming to have no end in site.