Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Every Path Has Some Puddles

Recently it struck me that I've been spending a lot of time splashing around in them, which tends to make them deeper – and sloppier. Struggle too much and one can become stuck! I've been stuck for some time now. How is it possible to get stuck? They're only puddles. Well, my mind can transform a simple puddle into a raging river or quicksand or a bottomless pit.

Note to self: It's never a good idea to let Mara lead the way. You'll find yourself stuck in the mud every time!


Things I've Learned About Puddles


  • They're only puddles. Don't make it personal.

  • It is possible to drown, even in a shallow puddle, without mindfulness.

  • It is in the perception, not the puddle, that danger is found.

  • If you slip and fall, get up carefully.

  • If there are no puddles, you're on the wrong path.




1 comment:

Dhamma81 said...

Kris-


"It is in the perception, not the puddle, that danger is found."


Thats quite a nice observation right there. Sanna, or perception is powerful indeed, and it can lead to wholesome or wunwholesome things really quickly. Happy New Year to you and I wish you well.