Sunday, July 26, 2015

Zen on top of the mountain

Full Moon Meditation
Picture by Hartwig HKD
Reflecting on this awesome zen proverb: "The only Zen you find at the top of the mountain is the Zen you bring with you", it pretty much sums up the way I feel about spiritual fads at the moment...

People think that they can to holy sites, chase teachers/gurus to get enlightened, learn from books, preach loud words and find some sort of lasting peace of mind...when all they find is what is in them already...good or bad...I found this out in an ashram in India the hard way...sitting there meditating, frustrated at myself!

Sure these things can inspire you, can lead you down the right path...but hey progress takes a lot of grit, persistence, and patience if you want to try to get good at anything.  Easy come, easy go they say, what is earned with sweat and blood stays...