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. ,
Friday, April 27, 2012
Is it really just the little things?
The area was behind the knee from mid calf to mid hamstring. I worked a lot of stretching in to my day and finally got it worked out but didn't run yesterday which was kind of disappointing. I went through some very interesting feelings yesterday and earlier before today's run. It is the same feeling I had last week. Like I was pressuring myself to run. I was working on this most of yesterday and before I rose this morning. Really going on with some strange feelings about this. But then,...
I had a cup of coffee and headed out the door to run today, I really wasn't really feeling it, felt like I was trying to find an excuse. I reached for my watch to start it, and it wasn't there... I decided not to go back up to the elevator, go upstairs track it down and then go back down and start the ritual all over again, I just started to run.
And then there was a release... I've thought about every since I finished the run, no watch, no worries. Just running. A great feeling, not worrying about beings stopped by traffic, not worrying about adjusting stride for the trail, not worrying at all.
How is it that such a little thing like time can relieve all that pressure?