Friday, July 29, 2011

Recover from Your Speed

I am dumb this morning - this state began yesterday after or during nap. Or dull, the opposite of sharp, high, inspired, en-lightened. This is a matter of the senses, of feeling nothing.  Anyway, reading Trungpa this morning on Practice and Intellect, here is something I highlighted (learning how to use my phone):
. . . by providing some sense of space and openness, meditation is good preparation for reading.  If you allow yourself some gap or space to rest by sitting down and doing absolutely nothing, you recover from your speed.
Don't you like that?  Recover from your speed.  Why are we - why is Wun - so boneheaded stubborn reluctant to sit down and give up speeding around?  I have given this a lot of thought over the years, usually projecting my own reluctance on someone else, but it always comes down to this: understanding all your motivation and causation and history won't really help you act.  You have to act.  Sit down.  Breathe.  Relax.


  1. Quite right. I hope you are still sitting ;-) P

  2. Yes, I did sit, with a timer, and it made a lot of difference. I suspect that the more we don't want to sit, the more we need to.