Sunday, June 3, 2018

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - June 3, 2018

A lot of people look back with horror on all their past experiences and say, “Well, finally it’s getting good.” That’s because they haven’t yet stood back far enough to see how exquisitely it all unfolds, how every confusing backtracking doubt, fear, horrible experience, unfortunate event, pitiful circumstance, seemingly frivolous act, sinful breakdown of discipline; all of it were just steps along the path.

But in order to see the path you have to be very quiet and stop thinking, because every time you think about how the path is, you just created something according to that thought. Even the concept of the path. You’re at the moment now, you’re on a path. You’re not there, you’re not there; you’re on the path.

- Ram Dass -

Via Daily Dharma: Practice Is in Every Moment

The Buddha taught us to bring patience, generosity, and kindness into everything that we do. Observing such virtues during your work period will strengthen good habits and character, whether you are on or off the cushion, in or out of retreat.

—Glenna Olmsted, “Your Life Is Your Practice