Pinned up by my desk at work is a little quote from the Dalai Lama – The sun shines with no discrimination…over everything…in all directions. We should be like that.
I have been meditating for a number of years now and I do know that my life has changed in a positive way from it….and continues to change. And then I have to laugh because I still get caught thinking that I won’t do this anymore…or I won’t do that anymore and I am feeling pretty good about it. Then I have a day ….like today….where things are not so great….irritation….anger….resentment…..judgment….frustration…..here they are. The interesting part is…with my meditation practice….I have more awareness. When I stop…..take a breath….pause…..I can see it…whatever it is….anger…judgment…. frustration and it is very calming to be in that moment with attention to my thoughts. Just breath….every moment an opportunity to start over.
Today was really a roller coaster for me….really on edge. I was glad to leave work and have some time to myself. The quote above was running through my head as I was feeling that I had really been judging people all day and what came to me was that I had really been very judgmental of me. I have a tendency to take on things that are not mine but I am determined to be responsible for them….the difference about today was for the most part…I was present and more aware. I was reading the introduction for Real Happiness…and at the very end Sharon wrote – “Now I can accept setbacks more easily. With less sense of disappointment and personal failure, because meditation has taught me how to cope with the profound truth that everything changes all the time”.
The power of meditation……..