(Crow on a wire Glendale Ca 10/16/2010)
A beautiful yogini posted a really neat facebook status that I had the great joy to catch in my thread today. It just reached out and touched my heart and reminded me of how fun and mischievous Gurus are. I could not pass up the opportunity to share!
“A thought from my gurus: If something feels difficult, approach like it's easy. If something feels easy approach like it's difficult. ~Bless ♥”
I can really appreciate this simple yet deceptive sentence! I find myself falling in the trap of approaching my daily activities as difficult or easy and know from my ownside that it is a LOT of attachment on my part, you know, those wonderful feelings of like and dislike that cause us hang-ups!
Attachments are generated from our ego. Ego is a combination of self grasping and self cherishing. The stronger the ego the more we tend to cling or hold onto our idea of what we think the world should be. The weaker the ego we accept the world as it is and go with the flow. The Guru is trying to point this out by making a dualistic dance out of the attachment. If easy make it hard if hard make it easy, to try and wake us up to our mind of attachments. The reality is that the activities from their own side do not have or contain the hard, easy, good, or bad. All this comes from the mind that is imputing on the action as hard or easy.
I have kind of over simplified the above only to make an example. I am assured of this: Attachments run deep and take a long time to work through, but if one is patient and perseveres with a steady practice of meditation over time one will catch glimpses of the play of illusion and not feel the need to grab on and attach to it but instead see the beautiful dance of samsara for what it is.
How wonderful! Thank you dear gurus! Thank you yogini for the inspiration. Thank you to my teacher who continues guide me with a bright lantern of Bodhichitta.