It is difficult for all of us to meditate for 20 minutes when the rest of the 23 hours and 40 minutes are chaotic. From this perspective meditation or mindfulness becomes mindful living — slowing down and observing our mind. Making adjustments when things become gloomy, aggressive, cynical, self-deprecating and negative. Finding our centre, or balance point. This becomes a life-style of non-harm both towards ourself and towards others.
Mindfulness involves a way of life that evaluates our thoughts and emotions, while they are happening or about to happen. A great master, Atisha, who lived about 1000 years ago, would observe his mind. When […]