Monday, November 26, 2007

QotD: If your friends all jumped off a cliff, would you?

You might try looking at all the stuff that comes up in your head as just a secretion. All our thoughts and feelings are a kind of secretion. It is important for us to see that clearly. I've always got things coming up in my head, but if I tried to act on everything that came up, it would just wear me out. Haven't you ever had the experience of being up on a very high pace and having the urge to jump? That urge to jump is just a secretion in your head. If you felt that you had to follow every urge that came into your head, well....

--Kosho Uchiyama, Opening the Hand of Thought
from Everyday Mind, edited by Jean Smith

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