In the Midst of Coming and Going
Anytime, anyplace you must not forget your true direction. Why do you eat every day? When you are born, where do you come from? When you die, where do you go? ... If you can control your mind from moment to moment, then it is possible to change your life and prevent your life from being the automatic product of your karma. So you should focus your energy on how you keep your mind, right now: When moving, standing, sitting, lying down, talking, being silent, moving, or dwelling in complete stillness — anyplace, anytime — how do you keep your mind? Outside conditions and outside situations constantly take your mind and pull it around and around and around. It is possible to find your true nature in the midst of all of this coming and going, in the middle of your everyday activities. The name for this is keeping a not-moving mind.