Re-introducing Myself To A Gladdening Waking Reality In The Morning
- "When we first wake up, our minds are very subtle and delicate,"
says Tibetan Buddhist teacher Thubten Chodron.
"If we set a strong positive motivation at this time,
there is a greater chance of it staying with us
and influencing us throughout the day."
From: A Gratitude Revolution
Eight ways to make gratefulness permanent.
By Anne A. Simpkinson
Antony: Following yesterday's post I'm optimistic that making a list in the morning (of beings I know and imagining all the beings they know) will re-introduce me to a gladdening waking reality. I used to just think of myself and not wanting to wait 16 hours before I get to go back to bed again. Mum has offered to wake me up in the morning (fortunately she is a morning person). I'm going to ask her to ring the dinner bell outside my room. I have wonderful memories of waking up fresh to the 6am wakeup bell on meditation retreat in 1995. See my EarlyRiserProject group for more on this topic.
With metta / Antony.
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From: shar_63 (sharonwerner@...)
Sent: Tuesday, 14 June 2011 8:02:14 PM
Subject: Re: What does "all beings" mean to me today?
I like it. :) What a great way to keep it fresh and creative.
--- In Buddhaviharas@yahoogroups.com, "antony272b2" <antony272b@...> wrote:
> Following Post #4169 (Not forgetting to associate people with the practice), I've started a waking up in the morning practice. I get pen and paper and write below the heading:
> "What does "all beings" mean to me this morning?"
> I list groups of which a friend, hero, relative or myself is a member of the group. I try to keep it positive and humorous e.g. "people who remember to breathe!" I apply Bodhipaksa's advice (Post #2806) of imagining metta flowing through all the people I know to all the people they know etc. It takes a lot of effort and I'm not very good at it yet but I'm optimistic that this practice will help me "wake up" in both the everyday and Buddhist sense of the term.
> With metta / Antony.
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