Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Supposed to Fire My Imagination

“Becoming, which results from clinging, involves the idea of having or being something more satisfying than at present. We want to become a very good meditator, or we want to become spiritual, or more learned. We have all sorts of ideas but are all bound up with wanting to become, because we are not satisfied with what we are.

Often we do not even pay attention to what we are now, but just know that something is lacking. Instead of trying to realize what we are and investigating where the difficulty actually lies, we just dream of becoming something else. When we have become something or someone else, we can be just as dissatisfied as before.”
~Ayya Khema, When the Iron Eagle Flies

1 comment:

BigAssBelle said...

living in the moment, this very instant of my life, is something that eludes me most of the time. those brief instances where i am fully present in this nanosecond of life are exquisite. why so hard?