Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Thoughts and Sloth and Tupac... I mean Torpor

Zen teacher Gil Fronsdal recently had the following to say during a talk about "Sloth/Torpor" - one of the five hinderances to living the spiritual life / being present:

"Most people aren't living so sensitive to the subtle influence or effect their thinking has. But thoughts of discouragement, thoughts of failure, thoughts of "it's too much" - all kinds of thoughts we have drain our energy, drain our enthusiasm, and drain our confidence - so we don't want to make the effort."

I'm realizing how toxic a lot of the conversation that is bouncing around in my head really is.

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