Since I've come home from sitting so much has appeared. Thousands of words flew out by themselves. I wrote a piece this week that amazed me so and reminded me that writing – and everything – is not a thought process, but its own process. We do not write words but the words write us, and then we can read them along with everyone else and learn something.
The piece I'm referring to won't be visible for a few months, and when it is on paper it will be brand new to you and me both.
What I want to say is how inextricable stillness is from motion and motion is from stillness. Either one, when unlatched from the hindrance of our repetitive critical thinking, makes things happen! When I am stuck, I go for a walk and get unstuck. When I am going nowhere, I sit still in meditation, open my mind and get somewhere.
I hope that you try it for yourself. Getting out of your own way is the way out!
Soon I'll be in motion again near and far. I'm always inspired by the chance to meet and speak with practicing parents and/or practicing Buddhists, and if you are anywhere in the neighborhood, please go out of your way and come along:
Thurs., Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
Palos Verdes Hills Nursery School
Sun., Nov. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Rime Buddhist Center