Oct 25, 2014
The beginning of the fourth week of mindfulness. Thoughts from last nights session on sitting meditation:
- Remember the practice with the raisin--now taste the breath
- Ride the breath as if you are in a dingy-up and down on the waves
- Be in each moment of the sitting meditation. It is not
-can I do 30 min.--it is this moment
Buddha's double arrow. First arrow-an unpleasant event. Second arrow- our interpretation (thoughts) and reactions (feelings). We can recognize our second arrow and perhaps in recognizing it prevent it from compounding the unpleasantness. We then are free to be with the first arrow, grounded by our breathing practice. I can go a step further and speak to God on it. My breathing leads me to a place where I can 'be' before God with it.