“It is amazing how much emotion a little mental concept like ‘my’ can generate.”
“There are no ordinary moments.”
Every moment deserves your full, centered attention.
Listening to Dan tell his story, I felt my ego creep in and become envious of Dan’s life. I heard myself think:“I want a teacher like Socrates!” But then, like a flash of light, I was hit with the realization that I do have ateacher like Socrates! My Life! My life is exactly what I need to evolve into awareness, into Presence, into theUltimate. All my life experiences: good, bad, pain, pleasure, sadness, happiness, all of it was designed toslowly help me become Aware. My own personal soap opera of life.
“You’ve always tried to become superior in an ordinary realm. Now you’re going to learn to become ordinary in a superior realm.”
Meditate with full attention at least 30 minutes every day.Do 2 hour full body massage and stretch at least once a week for the next 6 months.
Massage the bone. Create muscles like a cat.
“Happiness is a full tank.” The Buddha’s final words to his disciples: “Do your best.”Satori: Zen for complete moment of concentration (sports, art, etc.) Aykeedo: A flowing martial art
“Never struggle with anyone or anything. When you’re pushed, then pull; and when you’re pulled,then push. Find the natural course and bend with it. Then you join with nature’s power.”Make your breathing so slow that it wouldn’t disturb a feather in front of your nose.Meditating in action: When there is no self; you become the action.