Another common fallacy concerning awakening is that it we must run after it to attain it.
But in this attaining — by which the core attainment is the profound experience of no need to run, nobody to do the running, no separate place to run to, nothing which can be lost or attained in the effort — the best way of attainment may be to radically give up all running, and all need to attain. As with a dog chasing its own tail, what is here all along may be found by being very still and seeing just what is. [Click through for more, and to "sit-a-long" with today's video.]
Oh, don’t get me wrong: diligent practice is not stagnation, ambivalent complacency, or sitting on our hind-quarters like bumps on a log. This practice is vibrant, alive, realized in our energetic sitting, standing, walking, running and all activity in life. However, that which we are making real is this radical “non attaining” — and the best way to do that is to attain stillness and stability within, no matter the apparent movement and commotion without.
And the way to do that is to sit very stable and still.
Today’s Sit-A-Long video follows. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended.