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)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Returning to Blame

Just an unproductive finish to a very good start of the week.  Travel on Thursday and Friday, it turns out, was much rougher than I had anticipated.  Woke at about 10 today with an intention to run but ended up back in the bed by 2 for a 3 hour nap.

For the week, I ran 36 km.  Feel like I am going backwards.  Returning to blame and that isn't very productive so maybe we can get started again on Sunday with what was very productive about 3 weeks ago.

Need to try and return without blame and just run.  Why can't I just run?

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