As usual, Pema Chödrön demonstrates the clear, penetrating simplicity of a true master’s teachings:
“There are different kinds of laziness. First, there’s the laziness of comfort orientation, we just try to stay comfortable and cozy. Then there’s the laziness of loss of heart, a kind of deep discouragement, a feeling of giving up on ourselves, of hopelessness. There’s also the laziness of couldn’t care less. That’s when we harden into resignation and bitterness and just close down.”
It would not have occurred to me naturally that laziness is more than one thing. This post shows that it is three distinct things, all of which are familiar to me, and all of which I recognize as laziness.
The more I study Buddhism, the more it seems to be the most scientifically advanced description our species has yet come up with of our own psychology.