Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Only Thirty Minutes, That's All

A comment made in passing by Jon Kabat-Zinn has made more difference in my practice than the many Dharma talks I have had the privilege to attend.

"It's very simple. Just get up 30' early every day and sit. There is not way around it."

This said in the context of a casual conversation on his way out of this year's Wisdom 2.0 Conference.

Every morning, as I lay in bed debating whether to sleep a little bit longer, I hear Jon, and I make the choice.

Giving myself the gift of quiet sitting to start the day.

I hope you will also.