The Best Time to Build a Roof (and to meditate, and… )
When is the best time to build a roof on your house ?
When it’s raining?
Of course not.
You put the roof on as soon as you can, when it’s sunny.
Meditation is the same way: you meditate before the storms of stress and change come.
Does it take a while to build an excellent roof that holds up to the storms we typically face?
Are there storms that even a strong roof cannot withstand?
Of course . . . .
But if you never build, and maintain, that roof, you’re always going to get wet when it rains.
So it is with the non-resourceful thoughts – and the negative emotions that accompany them – that come with an un-trained mind.