Goofaholix wrote:If someone goes to the gym do they pick the easy weights, or the ones that are a bit difficult?
Yes, it's difficult to succeed when doing non manual work but it's not difficult to practice, practice is about doing it again and again no matter how much you fail until it becomes continuous.
mikenz66 wrote:One interesting observation came out when I asked him about how to maintain mindfulness in "normal life". His reply I reword/summarise as:
The point is not so much to be trying to take techniques from those suitable for retreat training in continuity of mindfulness, etc, but to use the wisdom gained from retreat training.
i.e. on retreat one can carefully observe to determine what is skilful (or not). That's ideally what one should be doing at all times. Techniques such as doing everything slowly and deliberately are not so practical in normal circumstances, but its the quality of observation, rather than some particular technique, that needs to be carried over.
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