The great Korean Zen Master Subul Sunim recently gave me this advice: “To acquire wisdom is hard, but to abandon it is even harder. You have accumulated a lot of wisdom, and your wisdom has brought you to this point, but to advance further, you need to abandon that wisdom.”
Upon hearing that, I was half unstuck.
A few days later, my dear friend, Zen teacher Soryu Forall made it more specific. He said, “In your meditation, you have been observing yourself from a high ground. It has gotten you this far. It is now time to stop observing and just be in experience fully. Fully. Fully!”
There and then, I understood how to abandon my wisdom.
And I was unstuck.
The wise man walks to the door. The fool walks in.