Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 11/01/2019


I’ve been coming up short lately in terms of discipline. I’ve been able to meet the bare minimum in terms of the goals I’ve set for myself and have decided to completely disentangle myself from two commitments I had made. One lesson that I need to learn is simply that I can’t do everything I’d like.

What has been holding me back? Perhaps it was a change of plans or a modification of my routine but really it comes down to my desire to be comfortable, to take the easy way out. Come hell or high water I need to follow through with my commitments, motivation be damned.

The practice of aditthana parami can at times seem so arbitrary, especially when it gets tough, but the faculty of persistence is something I need to work in before this life runs out.

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