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)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A to a screeching halt goes that good feeling

All that arises ceases.  Haven't run since Tuesday.  Wednesday, work, Thursday, work, Friday, work, Saturday and Sunday conference related to work.  Don't get me wrong, there were opportunities to get in miles, there were opportunities to do the usual mileage, not just junk miles.  I just couldn't get it generated, the feeling that I discussed some 10 days ago that lasted about 11 days came a screeching halt.

Interestingly, it seems to be returning again, I really feel like getting a nice week of running just for me and not really sweating the work.  Post conference blues, I'm sure.  On a lighter note my Plenary Session on International House World Organization branding practices went quite well and was well received by some people whose opinions I respect, mainly my co workers. 

And, then there  is a weather update, below is a picture outside the window taken yesterday, and lets have a review shall we?

As we can see, our foreground tree has picked up some more green, the ash on the right and in the background is slow to get started.  The great news is the on the far left you will see white blossoms against the second floor of the building on the left.  This tree will be the first of the highly colorful spring we will be having.

Looking forward to Monday.

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