Monday, December 01, 2008
one of those days
i got my ass handed to me by a gentle chinese man i have never met last night. no, i did not make a kung fu straight to video movie- i am reading 'buddhism pure and simple' by master hsing yun. he has a way of talking about issues and life that cuts right to the heart of the matter and the last chapter i read was on laziness versus diligence. yep. i am lazy. oh, i get caught up doing lots of stuff here and there- but when it comes to introspection and sticking to it- i falter. as he explained it- folks like the initial flush of excitement when starting something new, but then when it becomes routine, they are on to the next new thing. diligence is continuing on because you know it's right. take exercise for example ;) most folks know i would rather not. and so i don't. but that's laziness. living in the moment and not focusing on the negative- because it too shall pass- that's something i am struggling with. there are many negatives in the world right now and in my personal life. master hsing yun writes that the mind is where everything originates- so i must change my mind. pretty good stuff and i find it to be true. living in my head is something i have done for years- now, i need to clean it out and have a yard sale and make it a nice place to live :) so, that's my focus in the here and now because master yun also says that life is short and we should make the most of the time we have. namaste.