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)

Monday, April 23, 2012

A Strange Phenomena

You might recall my "imaginary life" posting.  After five days of loss of everything I got back at it today.  I ran twice!  15km in the morning and 10km in the evening after work.  I went easy light both times and it was just enjoyable as hell.  Just running, ran with the watch but never looked at it and didn't turn it off when i was stopped by traffic a couple of times.  Just running.

Interesting feeling about craving the easy light feeling.  I lost it and so want to recapture it that I believe that there is an ability to do it every day, just craving it unfortunately.  Days like today you think it returns if you can just do that same thinking day after day.  Those are just not realistic thoughts, but the mind is of course a strange little thing.

 Perhaps it is interesting that I've written on this several times now so clearly I have identified this phenomena.

This is hilarious below:  this is a picture of the self serve ticket purchase for our underground here in Kyiv in preparation of Euro 2012.  Apparently they decided that they didn't really need to pay for someone to take a look at the English.

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