Autobiography In Five Chapters
1) I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost... I am hopeless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.
2) I walk down the same street.
is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I'm in the same place.
But it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.
I walk down the same street.
I see it is there.
I still fall in... it's a
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
4) I walk down the same street.
I walk around it.
5) I walk down another street.
From: Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
"We pay attention
with respect and interest, not in order to manipulate, but to understand what is true. And seeing what is true, the heart becomes free."
Mark Williams - Guided Meditation - Mindfulness of Body