One of my teachers always refers to the quote ↓
"Before enlightenment, Chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, Chop wood, carry water."
We tend to get caught up in the destination or the end point, thinking the work ends once we arrive. But once we arrive the work that got us there doesn't stop, it keeps going. We will need to keep doing the work that got us there to keep moving forward.
Tom Barrett explains
It got me thinking about my practice.
Knowing my work in this practice is never done or complete. It won't matter how many hours of "training" I receive, how many years of practice, it will never end. To be completely present will help this work be easier day after day, year after year, decade after decade. In the end, the destination isn’t what matters but it’s the process of becoming more present in your life so you can enjoy the journey.
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