You can trust that the thing that you are doing is going to work. It’s underground. There’s a growth happening in the dark. You don’t even have to see it. But, after a while, you start to notice it. It’s kind of a cool thing, actually. You think, “God, even me! Even I have some part in this.”
Hakuin’s “Woman at the Inn” the woman is unknown but kept the inn in which pilgrims coming study with Hakuin stayed. Hakuin’s dharma talk spoke of the pure land of mind and the buddha of light in your own body. When that buddha of light appears…everything glows with a great light. The woman mediated day and night and one day while washing a pot she has a breakthrough.