Caught in a self-centered dream.....only suffering
Holding to self-centered thoughts.....exactly the dream
Each moment life as it is.....the only teacher
Being just this moment....Compassion's way
This is what we recite after sitting on saturday mornings. It really struck me yesterday as my week of being frustrated and angry about this and that.....being caught in it.....had really been quite self-centered. Something to think about. Also how lovingkindness....goodwill.....the present moment......meditation.....are so helpful....to opening my heart....to myself and others.
I was talking with a friend this morning as I am trying to learn to bake my own bread. He makes the best bread on the planet (have to give him a little plug here). Anyway.....it was the latter part of the morning and I had really not done anything yet....no breakfast, was just loafing around. Cat meditation came up....as I said I had sat down and of course.....cat in my lap. He mentioned cat meditation and I laughed. Hung up the phone....and that is what I did.....sat for a bit with the cat.....13 lbs of purring furr curled up on my chest....to my shoulder with his little face next to my chin. I pulled a blanket up and we sat. There is something very comforting about this warm purring furball who lifts his head for a moment.....looks at me....rubs my face.....then puts his head back down. Precious moment.