Pay attention and relax

A late summer day, the leaves are still green.

It’s not how the world is that is mystical, but that it is.

The formula for freedom is to pay attention before, during and after actions through body, speech and mind. Then we see and experience what serves us and what doesn’t. And the system rights itself. We are hardwired for freedom. We just need to relax, look, and above all, be kind to ourselves.

If the prospect of waking up feels heavy or burdensome, it is probably because Self thinks it has to do it. But this isn’t a job for Self. Thank goodness. It is a job for meditation – ease and awareness.

 If my freedom depends upon me cleaning up my act, the outlook is bleak. But if it depends upon my capacity for ease and relaxation … well, I can do that.

 When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

(John Muir)

The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.

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                                                                      Klaus September 15. 2010

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One Response to Pay attention and relax

  1. Suresh Emre says:

    Klaus, I started taking notes and saving some of your sentences to meditate on them. “The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers” is one of them, “I also learned to not really believe everything I think and rather pay attention to what is actually happening” is another.

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