Why Do You Have to Stop?

A student discussed his practice with Sifu and asked for Sifu’s instruction.

Student: Sifu, the situation of my practice is that I always practice for a while, and then stop for a while. After some time, I practice again and stop again. What should I do?

Sifu: Why do you have to stop?

Student: (Kept silent for a moment) Thank you Sifu for your teaching. 

Commentary: The sun never stops for one moment to shine on the universe. Our life and breathing keep going; they never stop. We just need to bring our awareness and attention to reconnect with the moment — the name for that is ‘practice’.