Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Waking Up?

The most amazing thing about my life .... is that after going to sleep at night .... each morning .... I wake up again!

When I really think about this .... no .... *really* think about this .... how extraordinary that life continues throughout my dullness during sleep, during my unconsciousness .... and somehow I stay alive, somehow my body keeps functioning, somehow my karma doesn't give up supporting this life ...... somehow ..... how? ..... somehow I hang on to this thread of life, this precious opportunity ....

which I then fritter away with petty distractions!

What an act of faith it would be to go to sleep, and to have faith that I will wake up tomorrow!

But it isn't an act of faith .... it's an act of ignorance ... ignorance of Impermanance and Death .... of blocking out how fragile life is, and how precious life is ....

Amazing to wake up each morning ......

Now, if I could only 'wake up' today !

2 comments:

mahala said...

Ah. Waking up today. That's the work isn't it? I spent most of my practice last night apologizing for my mental laziness, my dwindling discipline, and my increasing "frittering" with petty distractions. Thank goodness for a new day, a fresh start!

Chodpa said...

That's a wonderful sentiment :-)

>Thank goodness for a new day, a fresh start!

It's so easy to see things through the filter of habit or expectation, and not just 'as they are' ....