Developing Willpower

“In Zen, we study the will.  We learn how to cultivate it and we learn to use it in specific ways — to accumulate will.  It is something that you can accumulate, just like money…”  

“Will is assertion and you begin by learning to will small things.  The first thing to will is meditation.  Each day practice zazen — will yourself — whether you like it or not — to sit down, to meditate.  That will do more for developing your will than anything else.  From there you will be able to take that will … and bring it into your outer life and will outer changes.  You can reshuffle yourself.  You can make yourself into anybody you want to be.”    Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz

Developing Willpower is talk 11 of 18 in the Zen Tapes series.

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