Frivolousness

frivolousness

In his book The Myth of Freedom, Tibetan Buddhist Chogyam Trungpa provides some clear guidance on what frivolousness really is: ‘Frivolousness refers to the extra and unnecessary mental and physical acts with which we keep ourselves busy in order not to see what actually is happening in a situation.’ In other words, it involves our habit of indulging distractions that actually dislodge us from being deeply present with the moment. Trungpa differentiates frivolousness from spontaneity: ‘Spontaneity sees situations as they are. You see, there is a difference between spontaneity and frivolousness, a very thin line dividing them. Whenever there is an impulse to do something, […]