There's nothing wrong with contemplating the future. In fact, it's a necessary hazard of living in our culture. But there's contemplating and planning for the future, and then there's getting lost in thoughts about the future. There's a fine line between the two, and it's easy to slip off of it into total fucking madness.
The heart of enlightenment is twofold: Clear seeing and complete understanding. These two are really not two; they depend on each other. If there's clear seeing without complete understanding, then that's like a person hallucinating the full moon on a new moon night. They might see the moon clearly with all of its canyons and … Continue reading The Heart of Enlightenment
The thing about the Dharma is that it's universal. It's the law that gives rise to reality itself and all that appears therein. There are uncountable books and articles on Buddhism, but really the teachings are conveyed by every experience we have, everything we observe.
...the benchmark for reality in a Buddhist view. Is it permanent? Is it causeless? If the answer is, "No," to either of those, then it isn't real...
The flow or the zone is all about focus, motion, and intention. Those pristine moments occur when the ego fades into the overall sway and movement of things.