Are you restless, anxious, awash in choices and arrangements, busy with calculations? Something is keeping you from the knowledge that there is nothing you need. Find out what it is. Blow it up.
When the mind is quiet, life happens easily, naturally and spontaneously. When the mind is restless, I am anxious and fretful, an open-hulled boat in choppy waters. The world reflects my state of mind.
A mind that is always active inevitably coarsens and decays, as anything does that’s used incessantly. For life to unfold in a loving and spontaneous way, one thing is essential: a quiet mind.
In one of his epistles to the little church at Corinth, St. Paul compared the human body to a tent we inhabit for a while. Less gently, he could have said, “We’re homeless.”