Saturday, March 8, 2014
A Matter of Misdirection
Buddhist practice pulls both ways. From one perspective, it is a discreet activity, something we do. From another perspective, one which tends to emerge more clearly with time, it seems less something we do and more something we are; less a piece of life and more all of life. The good news may be precisely that our lives will never 'work out,' no matter how well we arrange the pieces or play the game, whether of career, relationships, or indeed practice. Buddhist practice is especially recalcitrant; it just won’t 'do' what we want, at least not for long, because what we want is the problem.
- Henry Shukman, "A Matter of Misdirection"