Giving Up

“Give up on all hope for results.”  #28, Lojong Slogan, taken from The Practice of Lo jong: Cultivating Compassion through Training the Mind, Traleg Kyabgon.  (Another way this is said is: Abandon any hope of fruition.) This slogan may be a challenge for us Western ears and for us writers. But it is at the core of buddhist teachings as well as the 12 step program. Of course we want results, and we want to remain open to what is possible. But an obsession, or a clinging to results means we are stuck in our expectations of outcomes rather than giving … Continue reading