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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Monday, March 05, 2007

More stuff from a talk by Ringu Tulku .."Do it LIGHTLY"

Here's some stuff I typed from another talk so that I don't forget it. He is known as the Lazy Lama, but his name is Ringu Tulku. I like him a LOT.
This is in theory about 'practice' meaning meditation practice, but I see it as being useful 'in all my affairs' and PARTICURLY in respect to the Just for Today card instruction; "I will do at least two things I don’t want to do—just for exercise" Discipline I suppose..

(From Lazy Lama talk)
The real practice is about YOURSELF.
Its about TRANSFORMING yourself
Learning how to react.
How to work with your emotions.
How to work with your habitual tendencies.
THAT'S the practice.

The MOST important thing in the practice, is how to RELAX.
So, therefore I think its VERY important, for instance when you have to practice for four hours...You don't need to be NERVOUS for 4 hours. (Laughs.) (Acts INTENSE, and restless / flustered)
You should learn to RELAX for four hours.
Whether its four hours or not doesn't matter rally, The main practice Is about the practice, not the time spent.
It's extremely important to know HOW to practice, then time spent and all that, doesn't matter too much.

I always say, whenever I go ANYWHERE, .."Do it LIGHTLY"
Whether you do, one hour, 4 hours or ALL DAY. "Do it LIGHTLY".


ArahMan7 said...

Relax and do it lightly.

Thanks for the reminder.

Sober Steve said...

For me I just have to make a point to do it. Thanks