Tag: effort

Pushing the boat to the sea...

sisi's picture

Have you ever seen how the Goan fishermen prepare when they get the call to go to the sea?

From effort to enthusiasm

leo's picture

I am not sure I fully understand the difference in motive between "effort" and "enthusiasm".

To demonstrate the difference, take a look at sex: you better do sex out of enthusiasm, god forbid you try to do it by effort. The same is in spirituality.

Your wish is your command

solo's picture

Remember the "your wish is my command" you used to utter in the days you thought you love your spouse?

Stopping the thinking, with no conflict

shira's picture

For a long time, I was firmly against trying to stop the thinking process. I thought it always triggers mental conflict and thus only harmful at the end of the day.

4 errors we tend to commit when we try to move from the mind to the heart

erez's picture

(1) We try to move our attention to the heart as an object while the observing center remains in the mind.

The paradox of EFFORT and GRACE

davids's picture

I recently encounter more and more innocent people who fall in 2 familiar holes:

I want...

anderlaus's picture

I want to be a pilot when I grow up
I want to excel in school
I want to win in the swimming contest
I want to go to college
I want to earn a PHD degree
I want to have a successful career


joejo's picture

Dare to step out and be wise to return Home.

You need not push life....

MAI's picture

When effort is needed, effort will appear. When effortlessness becomes essential, it will assert itself. You need not push life about. Just flow with it and give yourself completely to the task of the present moment, which is the dying now to the now. For living is dying. Without death life cannot be.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, "I Am That"

Time & Effort

joejo's picture

Embarking on a spiritual search we must clearly understand 'Time & Effort'. Our concept of both is heavily tied up to the physical world. Let us say someone wants to learn a new language.