think: neither pushing nor pulling but floating…

“Tibetan meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche describes the quality of enriching as being “like a tree which stands constantly still, day and night, day and night, day and night; and finally it grows and produces fruit.” So here, enriching means something like working with the situations that come to you on moment to moment basis, including moments of fertility and lushness; of dryness and lack; of wind and sun and hail and light and dark–and responding to each circumstance properly. In this way, you begin to grown with a sort of organic quality. Rather than trying to direct your life or your being to become this or that, you can notice that it is actually growing on its own, going somewhere, becoming something…”

from Susan Piver, “The Four Karmas: #2 is to Enrich” (blog post of 2011-07-18, no longer available)

This is waiting, too… one of the faces of meditation. Except I’m not meditating. Could be that’s part of why I’m still waiting, eh?

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