Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The challenge was to sit, with intention, with effort, with the guidance of of everymeditator Sharon Salzberg. No one is more fully human than Sharon -- or more willing to share it. "Mindfulness wasn't accessible or remote; it was always right there with me. ... My mindfulness didn't need to get better or be as good as somebody else's. It was already perfect; so is yours," she writes.
The challenge, always, for me, is to find the mindfulness before falling into a thought loop or reacting reflexively.
It's good to know the book is always there to come back to for a gentle reminder, a deeply felt teaching.
Meditation is never one thing; you'll experience moments of peace, moments of sadness, moments of anger, moments of joy, moments of sleepiness. The terrain changes constantly. -- Sharon Salzberg