A late summer day, the leaves are still green.
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.
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Klaus September 15. 2010