A personal blog by a graying (mostly Anglo with light African-American roots) gay leftist leaning liberal progressive fit married college-educated former Baha'i NPR-listening Professor Emeritus now following the Dharma from California to Minas Gerais, Brasil.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Via Daily Dharma
Liberated Mind | April 9, 2015
One of the results of meditation
practice is the transformation of self-preoccupation into inclusive,
open, connected awareness. We can easily go from morning until night
engrossed in worries: “What do they think of me? Does he like me? Am I
winning?” This habitual state of disconnection leaves us feeling
uncertain, afraid, and often exhausted. Practices of ethics, meditation,
generosity, and service shift this anxious tendency toward broader
engagement and eventually become, in and of themselves, the
manifestations of a liberated mind.