After writing yesterday about why we meditate, I thought I’d follow up with how we meditate.
Is that why we meditate? To reduce stress and calm ourselves?
Driving in icy falling snow is a beautiful example of, and metaphor for, life and the importance of mindfulness.
I’m uncomfortable about teaching mindfulness for purely practical purposes without any ties to its Buddhist roots, but I don’t know why. I can’t think of any good reasons to support my discomfort. (Everyday dukkha?) The article below from The Guardian explores the commercialization of mindfulness. What are your thoughts? Source: Mindfulness at risk of being ‘turned…
Thay’s messages are simple. He conveys them over and over again: Stop. Breathe. Enjoy the moment. Listen mindfully to others. Cultivate your compassion. Speak and act from love.
…you know what? The world does not depend on the clump of cosmic dust I call “me.”
Buddhism…recognizes that we spend most of our lives here in the “relative” world, where pain is very real and nothing to be ashamed of.
Buddhism says we are disappointed by the world because of faulty expectations. It is faulty to think that babies will never cry and dogs will never bark and brakes will never screech, so why let those things throw us off? The Buddha is even in hateful thoughts and violent crime.