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    Too Busy

    This morning I'm feeling resistant: "I'm too busy to sit, there's so much to get done today."

    Then I thought... I could spend my day working while burdened with thoughts of "I'm too busy" or I could take 20 minutes to sit zazen and then work unhindered. Time to go sit.



    -Dan

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    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Nice reminder Dan. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    I'm right there with you sir. May we all make the time to sit for the sake of sitting.

    Gassho,

    Josh

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    Deep bows.

    Gassho
    Bobby
    🙏🙏🙏

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    Yes!

    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    Joyo
    Guest
    Nice reminder, for sure

    Gassho,
    Joyo

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    I saw a meme somewhere that said: "You should meditate 20 minutes a day, unless you are too busy....then you should meditate for an hour".

    Gassho, Entai

    泰 Entai (Bill)
    "this is not a dress rehearsal"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entai View Post
    I saw a meme somewhere that said: "You should meditate 20 minutes a day, unless you are too busy....then you should meditate for an hour".

    Gassho, Entai
    Ain't that the truth!

    Gassho
    Lisa

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    One thing I've noticed is that sometimes sitting seems to open up time a bit, so that it doesn't feel quite so crowded. The frantic, grasping, whirling dervish that is my mind takes up so much energy and time. When that quiets down, even a little bit, it can feel like I have all the time in the world. Not that it lasts, but it helps clarify how much 'too busy' is just a flavor of the moment, as tenuous and directionless as little dust devils stirred up in the wind. The sky is unmoved and dust settles all by itself.

    -Dan
    Sat (and settled) today

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    Hi Dan,

    The mind hates to sit sometimes. It often happens to me that I find myself not wanting to sit because "I'm too busy" or "This PC game is awesome, maybe one more level".

    But zazen is the core of our practice. It's like breathing. So when I discover I am making excuses for not sitting, that's when I do it the most and a little longer.

    After the first few minutes I'm at peace again and the sitting goes as usual.

    So yes, when busy and short of time, sit for an hour!

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    #SatToday
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Yes! I know that pushing it off won't help anything, so it is best to just sit and live unimpeded!

    Gassho,
    Heion

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