Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Two's up

With the second week of the stairs, I'm now taking the stairs two at a time. Legs are holding up and not so breathless. I overtake people who are in 'full health'. Concentration is good and I've gone up to sitting at 86kg steady.

I do tire though and after work i tend to nap. I sleep heavily and take my time in the mornings. I was on the mountain bike cycling around the other night with the dog running alongside. It felt good.

Wilma Rudolph, the first US female athlete to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games.

"I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened."

=== - Daily Quote ===

Intensely aware in the present of all conditioning

Only right thinking can free our thought-feeling from ignorance and sorrow. Right thinking is not the result of time but of becoming intensely aware in the present of all conditioning, which prevents clarity and understanding.

The realization of that which is immortal, deathless, does not lie along the path of self-continuity, nor is it in its opposite. In the opposites there is conflict but not truth. Through self-awareness and in the clarity of self-knowledge, there comes right thinking. The capacity to realize truth is with us. In cultivating right thinking, which comes with self-knowledge, thought-feeling unfolds into the real, the timeless....

What is necessary is to go beyond our narrow beliefs and formulations, our cravings and hopes, to experience that which is deathless and timeless.

Collected Works, Vol. III - 245

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are only 5 notes in the musical scale, but their variations are so many that they cannot all be heard. There are only 5 basic colours, but their variations are so many they cannot all be seen. There are only five basic flavours, but their variations are so many that they cannot all be tasted. There are only 2 kinds of charge in battle, the unorthodox suprise attack and the orthodox direct attack, but variations of the unorthodox and the orthodox are endless. The unorthodox and the orthodox give rise to each other, like a beginningless circle- who could exhaust them?

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