Some advice from Ajaan Fuang:
§ "If you're single-minded about whatever you think of doing, you're
sure to succeed."
§ "Persistence comes from conviction, discernment from being mindful."
§ "Persistence in the practice is a matter of the mind, and not of
your posture. In other words, whatever you do, keep your mindfulness
constant and don't let it lapse. No matter what your activity, make
sure the mind sticks with its meditation work."
§ Another student disappeared for several months, and on her return
told Ajaan Fuang, "The reason I didn't show up is that my boss sent me
to night school for a semester, so I didn't have any time to meditate
at all. But now that the course is over, I don't want to do anything
but meditate — no work, no study, just let the mind be still."
She thought he'd be pleased to hear how intent she still was on
meditating, but he disappointed her. "So you don't want to work —
that's a defilement, isn't it? Whoever said that people can't work and
meditate at the same time?"
§ Many were the times when people would tell Ajaan Fuang that — with
all the work and responsibilities in their lives — they had no time to
meditate. And many were the times he'd respond, "And you think you'll
have time after you're dead?"