restraint…. vs. flow
and where do they swizzle to overlap?
finding a balance… keeping centered while walking along the blade-edge of a double sword….
spirit before form, truth before action — its the genesis and what’s inside that count.
There are parts of the dharma that are impossible for me to follow right now in my career and life but I will admit, it feels pretty great to have a prescription to subscribe to, a clear (differentiated) path to follow, the blessing of knowing one’s natural essence.
but then the deeper I go… I find all the trappings of complete restraint and sacrifice that begin to limit. I am attracted to the idea of the SAINT, but I think in life we have to find the tight-rope dance as SAINT-SOLDIERS to truly make a difference. Most of us want to be householders, have business in honest work, enjoy the wonders of living in this world. And to do all that you can’t be meditating in a cave all the time… instead you must relate to the rest of the world at large.
So, I say, don’t kill yrself with restraint in the name of self-betterment. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing….
flow with acceptability and find the most comfortable footing….. Ahhh.