True zazen is when we actualize our practice in all that we do. We hopefully come to the place where we can actualize the fundamental point in all that we do. This is what I think, anyway. I am still very new at this practice. I am not saying that sitting is not important. I am saying that if we put sitting in the right perspective we don't have to fight against the current of what is happening in our lives when we can't do proper zazen.
So what does that posture look like during the holidays:
Cooking a meal with attention
Changing a diaper with attention
Emptying the garbage every hour with attention
Holding this new precious life with attention
Well, you get the picture.
Ted Biringer, over at Flatbed Sutra says:
From Bodhidharma, the traditional first Zen ancestor in China, to Thich Nhat Hanh, the contemporary Vietnamese Zen master and author, all the authentic masters agree, seeing true nature is the goal of Zen.
Is not paying attention to this one thing we are doing the path to seeeing the true nature? Is this not Zazen?
Well, I need to go practice, the baby is crying!