Sunday, February 25, 2007

Try It

All of the experiments offered here are just that, experiments. They are meant to be tried. The only way to perceive the method is to try it. It is not possible to communicate a Way by merely talking about it, any more than it is possible to grasp a Way by merely hearing about it.
It must be experienced.
You could waste a whole lifetime in trying to select the perfect teacher, the perfect school, the perfect Way. If you wait for perfection nothing will happen. The secret is to grab what comes along and try it, work with it. Then through trial and error you can refine it. Just definitely, definitely do something.

"...the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done." (1891)

-Theodore Roosevelt

As a final tip with regard to grasping Way, remember to listen to the quiet voice. Judge an experiment by your experiences in the days that follow it, rather than by the 5 or 10 minute experience itself.


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