Saturday, February 21, 2009

day 2 of zen retreat - discussion

tried, and got mixed results. lots of monkey chatter. will be trying daily, and so hope to get better. gee, that's a short discussion....

to elaborate, my problem (even when just counting "in", "out", repeat) was with my mind wandering off. I multi-task, so something trivial like counting gets pushed off the front burner and handled by a counting simian (back to the monkey metaphor). my mind then wanders off and does more interesting things. recaps of this week were prominent in the chatter, as was planning for next week.

patience and practice. not exactly my strong suits. just have to keep at it. and get back up after each tumble. high hopes, just like that ant (ancient lyric reference)


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