there is no ‚after’ this present moment and no ‚before‘. what you perceive as ‚now‘ has already been there, and what will be roots in ‚what is‘. your awareness shines a light on a hidden timeline. do you see?
accordingly, don’t practice as if there would be a ‚later’. there is none.
being bored is being stuck in the present moment. it’s resistance and it’s holding on to something that is not. but boredom is also a gateway. allowing softness, we can feel into it and enter a state of being. or we allow distraction, a movement, a doing, to get into any kind of flow. toward creativity or stillness or to land back in stuckness again.
in meditation it‘s quite the same. to focus on the breath for example or to focus on energy is a kind of doing. in that absorbtion, when practiced for a while, something releases and the self subsides.
it’s very difficult to focus if there is a lot of tension in body and mind. and too much expectations make many of us give up at that stage.
but there is choice. with humility and curiosity, with patience and compassion, with commitment and support, we allow form to take place, and we stop to fight. we go with it, not against it, and become nondirectional. we then get out of the way, to make space for a potential, a whole new world.
„What is your practice?“ Yun Men was asked by a student. „An appropriate response.“ He replied.
Connected with every part of ourselves. And therefore with the whole universe. In loving-kindness. An appropriate response will naturally arise.
the reason we take armors up. distract, avoid and hide. the reason we separate from the world, ultimately. is our clinging. to a state of being. an outcome. the way we see the world. the way we want to be seen by the world.
and if we are open. flexible to whatever we meet. then we don‘t have to do anything about it. we touch this world. and become one.
we can hold space for all of it. we can. contain. the world.