So I hope this is suited to this sub forum so if not please excuse me!
So I got off on a tangent by this line from Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness (book club book)
Seemed straightforward enough until my mind thought... well if its so ease wouldn't we just Try to do the above?Quote:
An enlightened person does not ignore things and does not stick to things, not even to the truth.
Answering that thought immediately came:
...and if one TRIED not to stick to things, not even the truth... they would not be an enlightened being.
and then jumped to this train (wreck, perhaps ;) )of thought:
Trying in our practice is missing the mark. TRYING to Sit, TRYING to attain, TRYING to any thing is striving to reach some goal.
And the way my muddled brain understands things today the moment I TRY, I reach... reach to grasp and therefore I have missed the mark or even failed.
Also on at the same time and not different, we do our best to correct the things that hold us back or hinder, so we TRY to help ourselves and reach some goals.
And we do this by Non-doing, Just doing/being.
Thanks for listening/reading an thoughts here or corrections of my thoughts are warmly welcomed.