When I was 11/12, I was taught meditation by a grade school teacher who took it upon himself to do that…I think I was one of the very few who caught on though… Have been doing it ever since (getting a lot of other instruction and practice a long the way). :-)
-sore (I didn’t have my son this past weekend, so I had the chance to do some longer yoga videos)
-excited (I’m starting a 10 day vacation on Wednesday)
-slightly nervous (there’s a ton to do at work before I go on said vacation)
- full of love (on my vay-cay, I’m going to visit my dude (boy)friend <lives out of state> and my brother. I love them both very, very much.
You asked how I feel: -a little light headed at the moment -my body’s sore (because it always is…haha…sigh) -a little anxious - I’ve been on a self-imposed break and sometimes i feel anxious about that. -happy that i have the summer to re-invent my life
Master: The right art is purposeless, aimless! The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede. What stands in your way is that you have a much too willful will. You think that what you do not do yourself does not happen.
We masters say: one shot - one life! What this means, your cannot understand … if the shot is loosed with a jerk there is a danger of the thread snapping. For purposeful and violent peole the rift becomes final, and they are left in the awful centre between heaven and earth.
Student: What must I do then?
Master: You must learn to wait properly.
Student: And how does one learn that?
Master: By letting go of yourself, leaving yourself and everything yours behind you so decisively that nothing more is left of you but purposeless tension.
“While respect for and openness to the teacher are important for our growth and freedom, blind devotion fixates us on the person of the teacher. We then become confined by the limitation of the teacher’s personality rather than liberated by the teachings.”—Opening the Heart of Compassion
“A guru is a person who can really show you the true nature of your mind and who knows the perfect remedies for your psychological problems. Someone who doesn’t know his own mind can never know others’ minds and therefore cannot be a guru.”—Lama Thubten Yeshe
“In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line.”—Henry David Thoreau’s Walden from the chapter “Economy”
Love never changes. You do. You change with each passing day. Fickle because of who you want to be, who you want to know, what you think. You change according to your needs, your wants, your desires. Love that is projected, narcissistic love, love that is conditional is not real love. That’s ok. We all do it.
Big Love never changes. It is ever present and constant. When you stop in the stillness of present centeredness; in the silence of equanimity; in the warm embrace of Divine Love, Love will be there. Ever present and available to you with each moment.