12
Jan
09

man, how often I act as an 8 yr old!

Well, not as often as I used to – but I do it enough anyway.  This sorta follows Frizz’s answer to yesterdays blog

So Joseph Goldstein has given me a few wake up calls over the years; the latest is no different.  Just another facet, another post, another mention of letting go . . .

Munindra-ji is used to say that in spiritual practice, time is not a factor.  Practice cannot be measured in time, so let go of the whole notion of when and how long.

The practice is a process unfolding, and it unfolds in its own time.

It is like the flowers that grow in the spring.  Do you pull them up to make them grow faster?  I once tried to do that with carrots in my first garden when I was eight years old.  It does not work.

We do not need any particular length of time for this process of letting things be.
                                                                                                                                  –Joseph Goldstein, Insight Meditation
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1 Response to “man, how often I act as an 8 yr old!”


  1. January 13, 2009 at 6:49 am

    I shocked myself last night when an eight year-old dragon came out of me and bit my husband’s head off. It was Chapter 2 in “Autobiography of five chapters.” boy was it humbling to see how far I have to go. At least I was aware of it as it was happening…


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