Constant Sunrise Happens

“Whatever you are doing, see it as an extension of your sitting practice. Maintain a general sense of mindfulness and awareness, refraining from too much unnecessary activity. You could look at yourself and smile. You could be awake and aware and meanwhile, on the spot. Constant sunrise happens – you reflect that yourself. You always look awake and aware of what you are doing. You respect yourself and you respect the sacredness of your whole being, your whole existence. When you have that kind of self-respect, you don’t spill your tea or put your shoes on the wrong feet. You appreciate the weather, your coffee, your clothes, your shower. There is a tremendous sense that for the first time you have become a real human being, and you can actually appreciate everything around you. That appreciation comes from being aware.”

~ Chögyam Trungpa