Occasionally my BFF and I discuss “peoples” work ethic vs lazy tendencies.
Her view is that most of us are lazy.
Occasionally concerned she might be referring to me I usually defend the notion. It should be noted she is dedicated and hard-working and also noted, generally speaking, I am not.
In cultivating awareness working does not work but laziness does.
Working at expanding awareness is like working at getting a good dream, you can’t think about it or plan on it. Those things don’t work in fact it seems to do the opposite—which is to expand what you don’t want (like more thoughts).
So, you gotta be lazy about it.
Good things only come from stilling your thoughts and doing nothing. Good things like gentleness, curiosity, understanding, and desire—for life.
So if you’re sitting in the lotus position watching those pesky thoughts interrupt stop working at it—just relax and let stillness come to you. It’s right there, just below the surface of that endless chatter anyway, and it’s not going anywhere.
Stillness has patience; stillness is only waiting for a break in the monologue to get a foot in the door.