14521Re: Meditation practice and a busy life
- Nov 30, 2005Hi Matt and Sashi.
In addition to Jeff's suggestion I'd add two things. First, it's
important to not allow the momentum of life's circumstances to dominate
your ability to sit regularly. Sometimes it requires a warrior's
attitude to fight that momentum and do whatever it takes to "slot in"
your time to meditate and make circumstances bend to your needs. This is
not just an issue of will however, it is also a very necessary and very
important shift in attitude towards circumstances generally.
Circumstances are one of the most significant forces disturbing our
minds and it's important to take a firm, conscious stand about them
right from the beginning. By resisting circumstances to the extent that
you can actually sit down for 20 minutes a day you will in fact be
making such a stand.
Second, again in addition to Jeff's methods you can also approach your
day to day circumstances in a meditative fashion by working at not
judging those circumstances. By not judging you will retain a calmer
mind and you will therefore enable a deeper seeing into the true nature
of those circumstances and then be able to respond from a clearer, more
accurate postion. This same meditative technique can be applied to all
of the people you are dealing with in those circumstances.
Good luck in your practice.
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