« Boxing up varieties of belief | Main | The meaning of life? Life. »

November 13, 2008


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Nice quotes. Thanks!

Another amazing post. It felt as if every word was already lingering on my tongue. The reality of no past or future on the gift of now. I guess that is why they call it present!!

Great Post...We all as beings should just stop dwelling on the past and the future and focus on the right now cause truly that is all we really have!!! thanks

Exactly. My experience is that I can experience things best if I have a healthy body, do what has to be done, use my discrimination, excercise my will when it's necessary. Otherwise, living in the moment could be destroying it too.

Surely we can discard ideas like "I'm spiritual, I'm seeking, I want to understand God, and get purity and awakening and enlightenment 'n' stuff."

Does it really help our lives to carry around ideas like that? Or equally burdensome thinking like "I've reached the end of spiritual searching."

Perceiving this moment and acting accordingly is all we've got, and it's enough. Brian says this teaching can be reduced to a page or 2. My Zen teacher did it in a couple sentences:

When you're sitting, just sit; when you're walking, just walk; when you're eating, just eat. When you're doing something, just DO it.


Stuart, what does "just" mean?

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)


  • Welcome to the Church of the Churchless. If this is your first visit, click on "About this site--start here" in the Categories section below.
  • HinesSight
    Visit my other weblog, HinesSight, for a broader view of what's happening in the world of your Church unpastor, his wife, and dog.
  • BrianHines.com
    Take a look at my web site, which contains information about a subject of great interest to me: me.
  • Twitter with me
    Join Twitter and follow my tweets about whatever.
  • I Hate Church of the Churchless
    Can't stand this blog? Believe the guy behind it is an idiot? Rant away on our anti-site.