Mindfulness

The practice of mindfulness is like a boat, and by practicing mindfulness, you offer yourself a boat. As long as you continue to practice, as long as you stay in the boat, you will not sink or drown in the river of suffering.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Paradox

Life is a paradox, so naturally this training we are doing is paradoxical. We have to learn to live with this. This is nature. It doesn’t get any better than this. This is it. So any effort to understand, and in so doing harmonize that which appears out of harmony, is going to be fruitless. Because the one who is looking to control things cannot understand by its own nature.

P407 Letting Go by Christopher Curtis