Meditate within eternity.
Don’t stay inside the mind.
Your thoughts are like a child fretting
near its mother’s breast, restless
and afraid, who with a little guidance,
can find the path of courage
Lalla, 14th century Kashmiri mystic.
Another milestone passed, three quarters of a million hits.
Many thanks for your ongoing support and practice.
In a village or in a forest,
In deep water or on dry land
Wherever an awakened person lives
That place is a peaceful dwelling
Every other creature on the face of the Earth knows how to just shut up and sit: a butterfly on a leaf, a cat in front of a fireplace. Even a hummingbird comes to rest sometimes. But humans seem to be constantly on the move all day long. Even during the night we have to dope ourselves just to fall asleep. We seem to have lost the ability of our primitive ancestors to just be still with ourselves. Out of that stillness, our whole life arises.
John Daido Loori, The Eight Gates of Zen: A Program of Zen Training
The unmoved is the source of all movement.
If you let yourself be blown to and fro,
you lose touch with your root.
If you let restlessness move you,
you lose touch with who you are.
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, 26