...to remind ourselves to relax and be peaceful, we may
wish to set aside some time for a retreat, a day of mindfulness, when
we walk slowly, smile, drink tea with a friend, and enjoy being
together as if we are the happiest people on Earth.
—Thich Nhat Hanh 4 years ago
I have found myself spending too much time of late looking forward and forwards to an uncertain and undefined future when “all this will have passed.” 6 years ago
my 1-month intensive dance class is helping with this in an unanticipated way. While in class each day, I need to really focus on being there, completely there, and following the sequences and rountines. And becasue we do more than one technique each day, it is a fair amount to retain, if you don’t want to to bump into other people or trip over your feet. So for 3 hours each day, I find myself really blocking out the noise and chatter of life and focussing on what I am doing each moment, not in an obsessive way, in an …dare I say it? almost mindful manner.
How do I make that the rule rather than the exception? 6 years ago
A friend loaned me the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Looks promising. But how do you develop conciousness for living the present moment, if your thoughts keep being seduced by the tanatalising possibility of dying? 6 years ago