fopylo Posted October 19, 2022 Share Posted October 19, 2022 (edited) I find myself in phases many times: A short phase of practicing meditation, and then a long break. Sometimes the meditation phases are longer and more frequent depending on my will/desire at those times, how much I prioritize it. But still, I am very likely to do some meditation and then quit for a few days/weeks. I believe (or at least, want to believe) that it isn't only for me like that and that more people can find it relatable. You've mentioned it in a similar way on your website, @Phil, I'll quote: Quote Deflection & projection, yet to be fully inspected & dispelled, persists, and the practice is adhered to, and abandoned, adhered to, and abandoned, adhered to, and abandoned. The inspection of self referential thoughts is unappreciated, un-applied - and the practice is adhered to, and abandoned, adhered to, and abandoned, adhered to, and abandoned. This is quoted from what you had to say about the 3rd ox herding picture. I believe I've already "gone through" (realized) the first 2 pictures, hence had started valuing more the practice/experience rather than believing I'm "getting there" by reading/listening. And also, surprisingly you also started mentioning it starting from the 3rd picture and through every other following picture until you reach the 7th picture, which is after you've transcended 'other'. Seems like you've basically ended all suffering by the time you got to the 7th picture since you didn't write that you will still tend to adhere and abandon the practice, so like you finished the practice. Anyways, this isn't even what I wanted to talk about really. What I wanted to ask you is why do I keep adhering and abandoning the practice? Look, not trying to be offensive but your advice on how to meditate (at least the way you're wording it) just isn't good/doing it for me. I've just suffered more. I still believe you're a cool guy and have a lot to share obviously. I feel that Leo's video on how to meditate is really amazing, but I'm talking about the younger Leo, not the recent one. Basically my motto/idea of meditation is just sit and do nothing/ don't do anything - which heavily stresses the not-trying, non-effort, which is still something I struggle with sometimes. But why is it very hard sometimes? damn Edited October 19, 2022 by fopylo Quote Mention Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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