Train delay

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 in Buddhism | No Comments

I was stuck on a train for two hours without my computer yesterday. So I didn’t have any time to write a proper blog post.

While I was sitting there, the train stopping for ages, then crawling for a while, then stopping again, no idea when I would get home, it reminded me of when I used to hitch-hike.

Standing at the side of the road, when no one was stopping to pick me up, a whole range of emotions and thoughts would go through my head. I’d try all sorts of things to manipulate the universe to my will. I’d try to read the signs. I’d pray. I’d visualise success.

Sometimes a car stopped, sometimes it didn’t.

After all my attempts, there would sometimes come a point where I was forced to let go. I realised I couldn’t control things, and I simply stood there and waited, without expectation, peaceful, content.


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