The heart speaks for itself!
“When l had been practicing for only two or three years, I still could not trust myself. But after I had experienced much, I learned to trust my own heart. When you have this deep understanding, whatever occurs, you can let it occur, and all things will pass on and quelled. You will reach a point where the heart tells itself what to do; it is constantly prodding, constantly mindful. Your only concern need be to keep contemplating…
Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake in each moment, the effort to overcome laziness and defilement, the effort to make each activity of the day meditation…
All that I have said up to now has merely been words. When people come to see me, I have to say something. But it is not best to speak about these matters too much. Better to begin practice without delay. I am like a good friend inviting you to go somewhere. Do not hesitate, just get going. You won’t regret it.” ~From A Still Forrest Pool by Achaan Chah compiled by Jack Kornfield & Paul Breiter
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