BOUNDLESS INTIMACY: The Eye And Treasury Of Core-Self
by Andrew Shugyo Daijo Bonnici, Ph.D.
Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “Abiding In Core-Self – Caring For Core-Self Ki”:
When I speak about nourishing the visceral Ki of your core-Self inside of shikantaza and zazen-only, I am speaking of a Way that promotes the balanced functioning of your autonomic nervous system, increases your immunity to illness, contributes to your overall well-being, and enhances your spiritual development and compassion as a human being who lives in community with others. This means that shikantaza and zazen-only are ancient Ways of tenderly caring for your physical health, emotional vitality, mental stamina, and spiritual well-being. When we take good care of ourselves by nourishing the visceral Ki of core-Self in shikantaza and zazen-only, we benefit ourselves, our loved ones, our friends, our fellow workers, and all the beings and things that we meet in the passage of our everyday life.