Meditation in Everyday Life.

It is said that meditation is like our legs and the Dharma is our eyes. Without legs we can’t get anywhere. But, without eyes, we don’t know where we are going, so our legs just stop moving.

You might ask, “Why do we meditate? “There are so many things competing for our time. The speediness of our lives always leaves much left undone on our “to do list.” So the question, what would ever make us go to our chair or cushion to just sit? This begs to be answered. In spite of so much material comfort, living in one of the richest countries in the world, we suffer. Most of us often feel dissatisfied, that true happiness and well being is somewhat out of reach, or is at best fleeting. Maybe it’s because we are always looking for happiness in all the wrong ways and places. Meditation provides a path and the skills to travel that path, leading to a lasting happiness and peace. How can it promise such a thing, and what does that mean? Our mind can be compared to the clear blue sky. Above the clouds is space that is vast, infinite, deep and uncluttered. Without bounds. The mind is similar to the sky but thoughts like clouds hide our unfettered mind and create confusion and ignorance. Meditation teaches us how to live from a place of clarity and experience the riches that clarity offers. Peace, wisdom, wonderment and more.
Sitting is like practicing an instrument and when we leave our meditation spot and live our lives we feel the benefit of our practice. And so do the people we encounter, much like an audience appreciates and benefits from the artists exertion and inspiration.

All are welcome to join me and others on Tuesday, April 17 to begin a five week journey called “Meditation In Everyday Life.” And together we will explore meditation, and deepen our practice and understanding of the Dharma. Click here for more information or to register for this program.