I have a story to tell you today about attachment, aversion, karma and a grand piano. I’ll leave the interpretation up to you.
…it’s OK — more than OK — to work for a politician or a cause that you feel will make the world better. What’s not OK is getting so wrapped up in your politician or your cause that you know yours is the one and only answer.
I sat in one of those plastic DMV chairs, closed my eyes and began to meditate. The trembling and twitching stopped. I wasn’t happy, but I was beginning to let it go and return to the present moment.
I think we both understand the Buddhist concept of attachment. Clinging to the past is one form of attachment; fleeing from it another.
Many of us — at least those born into the developed nations of the world, knowing that our basic needs will be met — start life thinking that anything is possible. Fame and fortune may await us.