This Inner Work Is Time Consuming
Often I laugh with my students over how our inner work chews up time without any outward activity to show for it. There is a lot of vigilance and processing required on the path to peace! So we have a sense of being occupied but we can’t really explain this to others because the work is going on only in our minds.
Whenever I hear about theoretical physicists and their “thought experiments” I can identify. They spend a lot of time just thinking about how the universe of form works. They may eventually jot down some formulas, but for much of the time they are conceptualizing. It is the same with this inner work for inner peace. We may eventually write what we learn in a journal but for much of the time we are busy with understanding the workings of our own mind. We are occupied observing, analyzing, and processing what we learn.
The deeper you go into this process the more important busy-work for the body becomes to you. Those mundane, repetitive, every-day tasks like washing the dishes, sweeping the floor, pulling weeds, walking the dog, etc. keep the body busy but the mind free to think. Your outer life may look tedious and boring to others but your inner life, the life of the mind where you live, is rich and deeply fulfilling. In the sense of wholeness that results from this inner work you no longer need to seek “fun” or “excitement”. In fact, you find them to be unnecessary distractions. You’ve discovered that finding and then maintaining your inner peace is a much more satisfying and worthwhile way to spend your time.
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