Friday, August 24, 2007

Daily Dharma: Boredom, Impatience, and Fear

Today's Daily Dharma from Tricycle. I see his point, but I'm not sure I totally agree.

Boredom, Impatience, and Fear

If we do a little of one kind of practice and a little of another, the work we have done in one often doesn't continue to build as we change to the next. It is as if we were to dig many shallow wells instead of one deep one. In continually moving from one approach to another, we are never forced to face our own boredom, impatience, and fears. We are never brought face to face with ourselves. So we need to choose a way of practice that is deep and ancient and connected with our hearts, and then make a commitment to follow it as long as it takes to transform ourselves.

~ Jack Kornfield in A Path with Heart; from Everyday Mind, edited by Jean Smith, a Tricycle book

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