A Reminder To Myself About Being Too Busy2 Comments October 29, 2009 / Posted in Meditation, Mindfulness
In the busy 24/7 world we live in I realize how easy busyiness creeps up on us. Before I know it I am caught up in a thousand and one things…and wondering: Why? How did this happen…again. Listening to Peter Coyote read Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind the other day I was reminded about getting caught up in stuff, in excitement, in doing.
Buddha talked about what it takes to be a good ox-driver The driver knows how heavy a load his ox can carry. He does not overload the ox. You know your way and your state of mind. Do not carry too much.
This resonates with: A man of knowledge gains something each day. A man of wisdom gives up something each day.
In my car I always have one of the Peter Coyote audio CDs on Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind in one of the 4 slots. No matter where it is, it always have something pertinent to be mindful about. At other times, I flip thought the book and read a paragraph to bring me back to present moment.