Friday, January 27, 2017

The Value of Zero

My mothers taught me, begin every list with zero.

We were a tribe of list makers, doers, busy handed;
and yet the teaching was always begin by waiting.

Waiting for : stillness, direction, clearness, opportunity,  someone else to do it!, the music, mystery, magic.

The buddha teaches:
Suffering = Pain x Resistance..... zero resistance, zero suffering.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is not.

There is a lot of talk of resistance right now.
Lots of lists.
I am a list maker: bullets, numbered, flow charts, pictograms, and each begins with
Do nothing.

There will always  be time to do something. Treasure the time and privilege to do nothing.

Comments Questions and Prayer requests always welcomed.