The week I've been struggling with technology. I have so many boxes for my TV, it's ridiculous and a sign of the times. Multimedia means we're now entangled in all sorts of platforms (androids, iphones, a PC, a Mac, streaming video on a zip drive, DVD, Blu-ray, CDs, vinyl, bluetooth, wifi, Sirius, old-timey TV antenna) - and I've dealt with each of those media in the last week for some reason or other. I've replaced batteries in three remotes!
At times like this, I need a haiku written down on a piece of paper. I NEED IT.
The Prompt: Waiting
This week's prompt:
"It is when your practice is rather greedy that you become discouraged with it."
- Shunryu Suzuki
First task is to sit for a meditation on that for 5-10 minutes or however long you feel is good to you.
...inspired by my drawing:
Famished for apples.
Just wait for what comes to you.
The Fall will feed you.
Don't try so hard. Easier said then done but you see it clearly in other people. It's a controlling desire: to get that thing out of the way, get it done already, tick that task off your lengthy list. So pleasurable to check off and cross out a list item!! But this is another requirement for patience. It's also a lesson in wanting too much, more than you really need (which is the definition of more than your share). You can hoard guidance and spirit as much as anything else. Let someone else cut in line. As a practice.
What have you got?