Thursday, November 7, 2019

Via Daily Dharma: A Precious Opportunity

Gratitude, the simple and profound feeling of being thankful, is the foundation of all generosity…Generosity requires that we relinquish something, and this is impossible if we are not glad for what we have.

—Sallie Tisdale, “As If There is Nothing to Lose

Via Daily Dharma: Center in the Present Moment

The mundane aspects of everyday life can serve as a kind of god or beacon. These are the daily reminders that can center us in the present moment, and that help us to remember the ways in which we are all connected.

—Caitlin Van Dusen, “The Essence of Absence”


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Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - November 6, 2019 đź’Ś


"There is no best or right kind of experience in meditation; each session is as different and unique as each day of your life. If you have ideas of what should happen, you can become needlessly disappointed if your meditation doesn’t conform to these expectations. At first meditation is likely to be novel, and it’s easy to feel you are changing. After a while, there may be fewer dramatically novel experiences. You may be making the most progress when you don’t feel anything particularly significant is going on—the changes you undergo in meditation are often too subtle to detect accurately. Suspend judgment and let whatever comes come and go. "

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