by RootsEcho


Since I take Zazen seriously, ‘ve come to understand that time seems to slow down drastically when you move with great calm and ease…almost “generating” more time; that makes it hard sometimes not to smile.

~~~~~~~~~Note from Hugo~~~~~~~~~~~

Thanks for your comment.

It is true that time seems to slow down considerably. It is due, in large part, to the fact that by paying attention to what you are doing consciously, you are fully living each moment.

This means, enjoying the good moments and suffering more when you have bad moments. It’s all part of life.

By living fully each moment, you make time pass more slowly. It’s like seeing a big book and taking the time to read it. Reading it will take a lot more time and it is more enjoyable. (Well, most of the time.)

If you ever have the chance to go on a retreat, please take it. It’s even more marked in such occasions because you will do it for many days.

Actually, I take it back. Going on a retreat is not the same. When you go on a retreat, time doesn’t seem to slow down. It ceases to matter. You are so relaxed, your brain’s patterns change completely.

I suggest a week long retreat for best results.

Keep at what you are doing, if it is good for you.


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