Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A New Day...



...well, after a fashion, at least. Time for another, more concerted effort, on a lot of fronts, including everyday life.

For the moment - I found something interesting on lotusinthemud today:

facing our own boredom, impatience, and fears

Having an initial good look round is a good idea but pick'n'mix isn't Buddhist training:
If we do a little of one kind of practice and a little of another, the work we have done in one often doesn't continue to build as we change to the next. It is as if we were to dig many shallow wells instead of one deep one. In continually moving from one approach to another, we are never forced to face our own boredom, impatience, and fears. We are never brought face to face with ourselves. So we need to choose a way of practice that is deep and ancient and connected with our hearts, and then make a commitment to follow it as long as it takes to transform ourselves.
~ Jack Kornfield in A Path with Heart
So, interesting food for thought, and an interesting counterpoint/addition to The Buddhist Blog's latest post.

2 comments:

Danny Fisher said...

Nice to see you back in action. : )

Best,
Danny

EdaMommy said...

Thanks, Danny! ^_^ !