the entrance is everywhere.

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.

time is such a luxury, my friends.

resistance.

strength and ease in
body mind and speech
is an individual choice
that informs the collective.

 

the closer you get. the more intimate you become with something. the less personal it is.

michael stone

practice.

„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.

 

to hold space for whatever arises. inside. outside.

 

practice informs life. life informs practice.

abhyāsa.

the subtle effort of effortlessness.

in other words. simply be yourself.

the most difficult thing.

is.

see the reflection of your own buddha nature. in everything. in everyone.

Turn towards all your body with tenderness. Meet all those parts that have been neglected or forgotten. That you have not been patient with. With love. Who else would, if not you yourself.

To sit with the beautiful, the sad, the aching, the irritating, the shimmering, the hot, the confusing, the mighty, the tiring, the decomposing.

Nothing. More.