18298RE: [Meditation Society of America] Why Meditate Now and Always
- Jun 9, 2012
Thanks, Bob. Exactly what I needed to read today.
If you are at the top of a hill and roll a ball
down the hill, when it reaches the bottom, it is
understandable why the ball now is on the ground
and not still up the hill. The "cause" is realized
as to the actions that preceded the end result.
Similarly, when we are feeling grouchy, angry, sad, and
so on, if we look within, we can see the circumstances
that caused these negative feelings. And as soon as we have
realized the cause, we are no longer blindly trapped in
its spider web of suffering. We then have the potential
of cleanly and clearly being outside our identification
with the negativity. Mindfulness brings this web-shattering
option to our lives very well. So, it is suggested that
when not sitting in "formal" meditation, that you continue
being awake to the events of your life as they take place,
and if you do not simply remain in silent awareness, analyze
the cause of your present presence. As Kir Li Molari once said:
"Once you realize your have been banging your head against
a wall, you can stop. And this will surely end the headache."
Peace and blessings,
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