Saturday, April 19, 2014
Not Part of the Deal | April 19, 2014
The mind must be monitored and inventoried like an alcoholic in recovery or a Washington lobbyist: It never goes away until it gets what it wants. And what it wants is to be in control at all times. But control is not part of the deal of being a human being. We may rightly try to confront injustices, but some things can only be seen, noted, and accepted for what they are.
—Stephen Altschuler, “Sitting Practice Redux”