Our mythopoeic capacity

In failing to clearly see that our mythopoeic capacity embodies our thinking mind or intellect, rather than being embodied (or produced) by our mind or intellect, we thereby obstruct our genuine desire (bodhicitta) by subjecting it to the realm of abstract speculation thus confining it to the limitations of literalism and generalization.

Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview