Perhaps you've fallen out of love with your practice. You're feeling too busy to sit down for a daily dwell, or your mind just feels so distracted, that it simply won't be calmed and it feels painful to even try. Perhaps you're one of those people who are so used to screen activity, that the ability to even sit down with deep thought has become near-impossible. It feels easier to just pick up the phone.
This has happened to me quite a lot in my practice, so I'm writing this blog as a way to remind myself of what my teachers have told me along the way. Here are five of their nuggets: