Just letting things be in their own way (even the hard things in life) is neither easy nor hard.
Neither be hesitant and fearful, nor wound too tight and charging forward. (This reminds me of the Buddha's famous parable of the lute strings ... strung neither too loose nor too tight to produce beautiful music)
Do not cling, but be open and spacious beyond limits ... Do not even cling to the goal of 'not clinging' or Enlightenment!
Do not run after or run away, but flow with the flow ... letting all things rest as they are. The more you chase after the goal, the further the goal becomes.
To live in the Great Way
is neither easy nor difficult,
but those with limited views
are fearful and irresolute:
the faster they hurry, the slower they go.
Clinging cannot be limited;
even to be attached to the idea of enlightenment
is to go astray.
Just let things be in their own way
and there will be neither coming nor going.
That's how the game is played. Even as we chase after life's goals to keep food on the table and the wolves from the door, running here and there ... abandon all chasing, running after or away. Win or lose ... the game is Won is One.
(sorry about the sound quality today ... it is what it is too 8) )
Today’s Sit-A-Long video follows at this link. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 to 35 minutes is recommended