Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Letting Go:

The clear seeing and compassion of mindful practice help us relax. They encourage letting go of blind obedience to ego and its product orientation. Letting go of ego means distancing ourselves from its contentious demands for universal respect and affection; as we stop grasping for certainty and predictability that ego wants, we work more easily and contentedly in the moment. Not trying to relieve the past or to control the future frees us to work in a process mode. That, in turn, brings more confidence, more playfulness and involvement, more risk taking and creativity, more love of mastery in work, more consistent fluency. And all those, finally, teach us to enjoy the work for its own sake, the very root of healthy industriousness. ---- Nihil Nimus

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