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Set the alarm for 0430 this morning after deciding last week that I needed
to get back into the old routine.
When it went off I decided that Monday was a bad day to start that off and
reset it for 0530.
Wrapped myself in a newly made Kesa prior to sitting this morning.
I totally botched the measurements and it is about half a meter too wide.
My End gaining and not paying attention to the means whereby exposed.
Non-listening to a Dharma talk podcast on the way to work this morning I had
this thought, "What can I do to serve the Buddha, Dharma, And Sangha today?"
At least I fed the cat.
I suppose it is often just like that.
Helen Keller once said:
"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to
accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."
She was a person who I imagine had to pay great care to the means whereby.
Lots of bodily tension lately. The cause is pretty obvious. I have orders
and I am totally unprepared for them.
And the amount of stuff "to do" is monumental.
Chip, chip, chip away. What will I do today?
Hard to rest in what is with the knowledge that it soon wont be.
Maybe that's the truth of impermanence.
Shaving the head again and again, these bonds of attachment are hard to cut.