Wednesday, April 11, 2012
One of the most challenging things for people to grasp intellectually is the assertion that all of us are already whole and complete just as we are, right now.
What would it mean to reframe the way in which we relate to our meditation practice?
Instead of seeing meditation as a daily fix for our broken selves, we can correct our view and see it as it really is: a pure and simple expression of our true nature. Sitting practice is the personification of our inherent sanity, not a means to it. When we sit upright and just follow our breath, or just walk, or just chant, or just do whatever we are doing without indulging the endless stream of thoughts that course through our brains, then and only then are we being awake.
It’s just as natural as witnessing a mountain standing tall and express its mountain-ness. There’s nothing special or exotic about it.