Your Mind As It Is

“All the qualities of your natural mind – openness, relaxation, clarity, and peace – are present just as it is. You don’t have to do anything special. All you have to do while observing the mind is to recognize the qualities it already has.”

~ Mingyur Rinpoche

“The relationship between emptiness and experience isn’t so simple or rather it’s so simple that it’s easy to miss.”

~ Mingyur Rinpoche

A Meditative Life

“By meditation, we don’t mean sitting meditation only, but relating with our everyday situations in a meditative way.

~ Chögyam Trungpa

morning run – 3.4 miles

“A work of art is all about a sense of delight. It is an appreciation of things as they are, which produces an enormous spark. Something happens – clicks – and poet writes poems, painter paints pictures, musician makes music.”

~ Chögyam Trungpa

Stabilization Is The Key

“When we begin to practice sitting meditation, it is preferable to make short sessions, several times per day. With patience, we will progressively realize the nature of mind, and that realization will become more stable. Thoughts will gradually lose their power to control or disturb us.”

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

morning run – 5.9 miles

“If you regard yourself as a person on the spiritual path, then whatever you do is part of the path, an expression of the path. The renunciation of ego, the nonattachment to happiness, and the acceptance of pain – all of that brings us into the reality of dealing with things directly and thoroughly. The daily living situation becomes the teaching; life becomes a constant learning process.”

~ Chögyam Trungpa