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, July 22, 2012

Living with Disappointment

Put the shoes on, stretched, headed out the door, after about 1 minute I stopped.  I felt a twinge the entire time, nothing that I hadn't felt before.  However, what I had felt before left me unable to run for 5 days, and now it looks like 6.  So, I shut it down and walked back to the flat.

I am disappointed.  I am waiting, patience, all that arises ceases, and everything is impermanent.

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