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Flat Tires Are Part of the Journey

May 22, 2012

There is a problem in thinking that you are supposed to be advancing in your practice all the time. You don’t have to constantly be on the road. If you have a flat tire, that is also part of the journey. Ambition makes you feel that you are not doing anything. There seems to be a hypnotic quality to ambition and speed, so that you feel that you are standing still just because you want to go so fast. You might actually be getting close to your goal.

From “Selected Writings” in The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume Two, page 543.


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