If we really want to get rid of suffering, completely and totally, then clinging has to go. The spiritual path is never one of achievement; it is always one of letting go. The more we let go, the more there is empty and open space for us to see reality. Because what we let go of is no longer there, there is the possibility of just moving without clinging to the results of the movement. As long as we cling to the results of what we do, as long as we cling to the results of what we think, we are bound, we are hemmed in. Meditating on No-Self: A Dhamma Talk (Edited for Bodhi Leaves), by Sister Khema(1994)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

16 for 210, not cricket

My body and my mind finally cashed out with the weather and the conditions.  The temperature is -14 C, everything is ice that was slush yesterday.  I would say that it isn't safe, but a part of me thinks I am weak and undisciplined even though I don't have crampons to run in this stuff.  It is supposed to get even colder over the next few days.  With the kharma abuse I gave myself no option but to chance it, don't want to do that or to not run.

I managed 16 straight days and 210 km I can take that for now.

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