Simply watching also allows us to stop struggling: to stop trying so hard to accomplish, to prove ourselves, to measure up—to cover over whatever sense of lack we might have. It may be frightening when we first stop struggling; we’ve become accustomed to this way of being, and feel anxious about leaving the comfort of the familiar. But when we stop the struggle, we then have the space to be at home with ourselves.
– Ezra Bayda, “Reflect, Without Thinking”
Source: Today’s Tricycle Daily Dharma
“I suspect, however, a great deal of “over-connecting” is going on these days in a frantic effort to fill a space in the makeup of a human being that was designed to be filled from within.”
I could not agree more with this quote by David Gittlin – based on my own experience. Read his full piece about Quality of Connectivity.