Dena, my True Love, and I often work in coffee shops. These “virtual offices” provide us with a space where we are surrounded by the good energy of other human beings with which we share this planet. It’s an amazing place to study awareness, or more specifically, unawareness.
I’ve been thinking for some time about distractions. It seems like our lives are full of distractions. The dictionary definition of a distraction is “something that draws attention away from something else.” The question then may be, what is our attention being drawn away from?
I tried to find who said “There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same”. Of course, a dozen sources came up including Buddha, Jesus and Confucius. It doesn’t really matter because I think it is relevant in many lines of thought.
To me, the most powerful and appealing part of Buddhist mindfulness practice is the possibility of getting to and living from the truth of who we are.
There are many variations/translations of this prayer, but this version is one of my favorites. It is powerful to meditate upon its words and hold them as intentions. It is also effective to “tap along” to the statements using EFT Meridian tapping points.
As a believer in both the power of setting intentions for the future and the power of being mindfully engaged in the present moment, I am sometimes asked how I reconcile the two.
On the surface, they do seem mutually exclusive.