In what ways do you offer less than 100 percent dedication to awakening?
Learn what drains and diminishes your effort. Notice the effect of daily habits and entertainments on your meditation. Observe the effects that watching TV, engaging in gossip, or surfing the Web might have on your concentration. If you discover that an activity increases distraction or reduces your energy, you can do something different—engage in more supportive pursuits. Confront any obstacles that sap your strength and determination for practice.
This exercise on cultivating total dedication was extracted from Wisdom Wide and Deep.