Is Right Here
57 - ladder
A woman told Suzuki Roshi she found it difficult to mix Zen practice with the demands of being a housewife. "I feel I am trying to climb a ladder. But for every step upward, I slip backward two steps."
"Forget the ladder," Suzuki told her. "In Zen everything is right here on the ground."
p.59. Barbara Hiestand (RIP), Los Altos, circa 1966.