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, November 5, 2015
Today's Daily Dharma: The Gift of the Present Moment
The Gift of the Present Moment
more complete attention proffers many special gifts. These gifts can
penetrate through the exigencies of social roles, the seeming hollowness
of chance encounters, and even through terrible hurt. Paying attention
provides the gift of noticing, and the gift of connecting. It provides
the gift of seeing a little bit of ourselves in others, and of realizing
that we’re not so awfully alone. It allows us to let go of the burden
of so much of what we habitually carry with us, and receive the gift of
the present moment.