Mind and body

As with most things, this is easy to say, and a bit harder in the execution! But also absolutely necessary if we don’t want to be haunted by one-time concerns. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mind and Body

If you’re truly practicing,
you won’t have to worry too much about your body.
Of course, if your body is sick,
that shakes your mind and makes it harder to think clearly,
but when you really have faith,
when you are really trying to practice,
then you know that pain and illness too came from your foundation,
so you just entrust it back there, understanding,
“You formed me. You’re what drags this body around,
so whether it’s a healthy body that travels around or not
is up to you. I’m not going to worry about it.”
You just entrust the whole thing there,
and get on with what you have to do.
This is how to practice without getting trapped and distracted by events.

— Daehaeng Kun Sunim

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