close the gap

March 15, 2011

Our problems arise when we subordinate this moment to something else, our self-centered thoughts. We bring to the moment our personal priorities, all day long.

When attention to the present moment falters and we drift into some version of “I have to have it my way,” a gap is created in our awareness of reality as it is, right now.

Into that gap pours all the mischief of our life.

– Charlotte Joko Beck

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