Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Morning Thought

Our practice should be based on the idea of selflessness. Selflessness is very difficult to understand. If you try to be selfless, that is already a selfish idea. Selflessness will be there when you do not try anything.
~Shunryu Suzuki


For a mind like mine, that thinks it can think its way to anything and everything, this is a challenging practice. Doing nothing, what a strange concept.

My ego wants the big AHA! and my mind works with it saying, "We can do that, we just have to read enough or think enough and we'll get it." And I end up caught deeper in craving.

So I keep returning to the breath, to baby steps. One breath at a time. Breathe in, breathe out.

Breath by breath, I learn the traps my mind sets for me.
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