20.4.13

DAY 365+67

"Practice can be stated very simply. 
It is moving from a life of hurting myself and others to a life of not hurting myself and others. That seems so simple-except when we substitute for real practice some idea that we should be different or better than we are, or that our lives should be different from the way they are. When we substitute our ideas about what should be (such notions as "I should not be angry or confused or unwilling") for our life as it truly is, then we're off base and our practice is barren."

Charlotte Joko Beck


4 comments:

Wifsie said...

I used to think that one day I would "get it" and that I would finally be rid of anxiety and its symptoms. If only I could find one more answer, shed one more old belief. It didn't work. I've had to open up to "practice", to simply being with what is and accept it with love and trust. Day after day after day. Practice is changing my life and my health now. What a journey!
Maryse

Barbara Schwartz said...

Yes Wifsie and Zeta. That's exactly it.

Jeanne said...

Such truth perfectly said!

Meeha Meeha said...

Indeed, day after day after day you have to be the change that you want to see around you...

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