A magic yellow town in Yucatán.
A magic yellow town in Yucatán.
The most effective way I have found to push myself into longer sessions and to deal with uncomfortable physical sensations (like itches) while practicing is to use this rule I made up of “microscopic advancement”, or the 0.001% rule.
When confronted with a challenge, I have begun to start focusing on every second, or few seconds, longer that I can deal with it. For example: having an itch - if I can avoid scratching it immediately, then I start to think, “okay… if I can bear not to scratch it for 5 seconds, how about 5 seconds longer?”
And once I get to that point, I think “how about 20 seconds longer? Surely I can do that. That’s only four periods of five seconds.”
Eventually, my ability to deal with these unpleasant sensations has grown to ten minutes or even an hour at times.
All sensations are impermanent, they arise and pass away. Learn this within the framework of your own body and apply it to your life experience and thoughts, as they are impermanent as well.
“If it costs you your peace, then it is too expensive. Live by this in relationships, business, goals, and all aspects of life”.
Daaaaaang grandma. Wish you would have told me this over and over the last 10 years of my poor decisions, BUT, thankful that you’re still around to nail that in me now though.
Wish I was by the ocean right now
See the light empowering you back to Truth.
It is not necessary to engage in trivial wars
about what hasn’t been completed up until now.
“It is up to you”, is a very good adage.
You define consciousness.
You are creating your life in each moment
whether you take ownership of that or not.
As you commit to awakening
you will discover that there is a pathway
already built in for you.
It is quite easy
as you realize
it is not about making a fuss or a stir.
It is simply about quietly focusing your attention
fully on the light that is making its way to you now.
That will open the door that you are seeking.
That is how this transmission is being sent to you.
It is because you are learning how to Wholly commit
to your light.
Pastel dreams 🦋🌸
is asking yourself this question at every turn a worthwhile endeavor? naval ravikant recently said this was akin to running the software of your brain in debug mode… my question is, is this something that will drive one’s mind crazy looking for answers that may not be there or will it provide a constructive mental framework to solve one’s issues and work through complex emotions? it has been quite helpful for me lately but i can’t help but feel like it may be a vain exercise in mental masturbation. yet how else do you reflect on your life?
Staring at the sunset 🌅
Where does genius come from?
Where does it go?
How can I find it?
How do I know?
It worms it’s way through my lips
Down my throat
Into my head
And out my soul.
A well I didn’t know existed
Sprung forth from my spirit
Fed by my inhibitions.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken”
~ Oscar Wilde
In a world that demands movement from me at all times, I’m just trying to find a place where I can be still.
𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕕𝕖𝕧𝕚𝕝 𝕞𝕒𝕪 𝕓𝕖 𝕜𝕚𝕔𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕞𝕖 𝕨𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕖 𝕀'𝕞 𝕕𝕠𝕨𝕟 𝕓𝕦𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕃𝕆ℝ𝔻 𝕚𝕤 𝕞𝕪 𝕕𝕖𝕗𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣 𝕚𝕟 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕪 𝕥𝕚𝕞𝕖 𝕠𝕗 𝕟𝕖𝕖𝕕
George Harrison and Bob Dylan, The Concert for Bangladesh, 1971. Bill Ray .Gelatin silver
, happy, cute, smile, cool, tired, sleep, chill, peace, relax, dope, sleepy, bed, yawn, nap, zzz, casual, peaceful, dieselraptor, tired af, v cool, v dope