Close to the Idea

This quote is close to the idea. It is from Leap of Perception by Penney Peirce, page 170: “When your attention fills your present moment, it may seem that time stops. ‘Speed’ becomes a magical kind of no-speed in which everything is instantaneous, coordinated, and synchronous. Zen warriors knew that success was based on fluidity in action and spontaneous responsiveness–but that this was not a function of speed. Their success was possible through immediacy of action and freedom of mind, where attention didn’t stop and linger on any one thing, because that would cause a gap in the Flow, which would lead to defeat.”

This is what I am looking for: freedom, spontaneity, inner knowing of what to do, simplicity,  and full-on engagement (no boredom).

On page 203, I find an intriguing quote: “[Y]ou might make a game of becoming a clear space in the world.” I love this idea. Releasing inner clutter and becoming deeply available for others is highly appealing.

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About cdhoagpurple

I live in Michigan. I was Greek Orthodox (and previously Protestant), but now am more Buddhist than anything. I am single now (through the till-death-do-you-part clause of the marriage contract). My husband Barry was a good man and celebrated 30 years in AA. I am overly educated, with an MBA. My life felt terminally in-limbo while caring for a sick husband, but I am free now. I see all things as being in transition. Impermanence is the ultimate fact of life. Nothing remains the same, good or bad.

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