Bounce Back

When we practice very ferociously, we may feel we are going to break through some special barrier, that we are getting some where, yet often the result of this single intense effort is to have the effort bounce back at you.

At this level, our mind is not some machine that pumps out more cars the harder the factory runs. It resents the use of force. Better to tame the tiger by gentleness  and have it become our friend.