The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Masterpieces are irrelevant

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panoramic awareness in everyday life 

In addition to the sitting form of meditation, there is the meditation practice in everyday life of panoramic awareness. This particular kind of practice is connected with identifying with the activities one is involved in. This awareness practice could apply to artwork or any other activity. It requires confidence. Any kind of activity that requires discipline also requires confidence. You cannot have discipline without confidence; otherwise it becomes a sort of torturing process. If you have confidence in what you are doing, then you have real communication with the things you are using, with the material you are using. Working that way, a person is not concerned with producing masterpieces. He is just involved with the things that he is doing. Somehow the idea of a masterpiece is irrelevant.

– Chögyam Trungpa

from the book “Ocean of Dharma: The Everyday Wisdom of Chogyam Trungpa”

With thanks to Just Dharma Quotes

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One response

  1. Lou

    I relate through the playing of guitar and my dabbling in writing. It blends imagination, practice, visualization, and it takes one to another dimension of being.

    April 12, 2019 at 5:54 pm

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