The more I develop faith in importance the easier my life becomes. The nature of life is that everything is constantly changing. We may want to look at our lives through eyes of permanence, that people, beliefs, places always behave the same way. However, you will suffer a lot trying to maintain this view. Those who interact with you will suffer also because you hold this view.
When I practice holding this view, my life becomes better.
When I hold the view of Impermanence and neither have Hope or Fear, just be open, I can see a clearer reality.
I work at holding these views. It is not automatic for me.
My thoughts come and go, the person I see as an Enemy becomes a Friend because I have let go of my anger towards them.
Good and Bad, Happy and Sad
All things vanish
Like the Imprint of a Bird in the Sky
Today it’s 13* degrees outside.
I’m going to head out in a bit. I let go into ‘cold’. I let go into ‘me’. The eider ducks are happily swimming. My writing is done for the day. It’s time for the crunching of snow underfoot, black capped chickadees at the feeder, clouds of my breath in the air, stalking the footprints of fox and rabbits.
at some point we can just be. be ourselves, even take the time to find out …
some times I feel like I am some forced configuration of myself.
I find myself thinking, my formula is too weak, needs some juicing
I can raise my energy, however, there is the real authentic me that gets sick, feels tired, needs to rest, along with going along strongly, steadily, or bubbles and sparkles like a small river with swirls and eddies. I can march bravely in sleet and driving rain, and then I rest.
right now I can feel the daylight lengthening. outside I smell the cold crisp air in the daylight and I rejoice in the coming of Spring in the midst of winter!
what is the purpose of meditation? To be able to sit for an hour or days without a thought?
It is to become an honest friend with our ourselves, our own mind, to see our world as it really is.
We kindly accept and become familiar with our stupidity, our dullness, stubbornness, our craving and fear. Only by being truthful with ourselves do we make progress.
It is how we love ourselves.
Yesterday, Thursday, was a foggy gray day all around West Bath, Maine. Went to nearby Popham Beach. The ocean and sand was a beautiful palette of grays and silver with the Sun burning through the clouds at different points. It was alive and beautiful to behold