Doing and Not Doing

With palms together,
Good Morning Sangha,

Is there time in your day for yourself? A moment where you can stop and be still, opening yourself to everything by not doing?

If we do not create such time and opportunity, we waste away. Living well requires both motion and stillness, doing and non-doing. If we tend to a plant too much it will die. If we tend to it too little, it will also die. We are the same.

How much of each is sufficient? In human terms, what is tending and non-tending?

Very excellent questions. Questions these are for your practice of living your life.

The most important thing is to both answer them, then practice!

Life is short, you have a precious opportunity, get going!

Be well.

Comments

jeff said…
Thank you Sensei. this morning I am taking Maggie out for her 1-1/2 hour walk. Maggie is my mother's dog who now lives with us after my mother died. Maggie is 14 years old and is getting a little weak in her hind quarters but she would rather walk than do anything else. It makes me happy to see her enjoying herself. plus the exercise is good for both of us.

your question about achieving a balance in life is interesting. it seems like it should be easy but it is surprisingly difficult. long walks are almost like sitting still for some reason. maybe you get that feeling while you run.

take care.

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