The Wisdom Blog: Classic & Contemporary Buddhism

Daily Wisdom for October 25

by Lydia Anderson
October 25, 2013
Fri, 10/25/2013 - 12:00 -- landerson

“The energy necessary to awaken constantly leaks away from us, morning till night. As we struggle to hold our lives together—trying to win, trying to please, trying to hide, trying to avoid discomfort—our energy is dissipated in mindless chatter, needless action, wanton daydreams. We rage, we lust, we fear. We gossip, complain, dramatize; we fidget, tense, strain; we fantasize and worry. Above all we try to plan for the unknowable. And all the while the very energy that could fuel our awakening leaks away, drop by drop. Our task is to learn to stop these leaks.”—Ezra Bayda with Josh Bartok, Saying Yes to Life

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