Wherever you are, be there totally- Eckhart Tolle

Buddam-saranam-gatchami
“Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy” Pema Chödrön

These days are challenging.

Disaster from Covid is continuing.

People are unable to overcome their misfortunes.

Does ‘Normal Life’ exist?

What people (that includes me) forget is that there is no such thing as ‘Normal life’.

If you think that your normal life was disrupted because of ‘Covid’ you are mistaken and this is because you are under the illusion that your life before was normal.

My friend, the things happening in our lives are always ‘transient’, be it normal or disorderly.

Everything changes for good or bad.

Remember ‘normal is ‘relative’

Change is constant.

We must accept it and continue to lead our lives.

This is where the practice of ‘mindfulness’ comes to your rescue 

“Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us” Mindful.org

How to understand the concept of mindfulness?

“If while washing dishes, we think only of the cup of tea that awaits us, thus hurrying to get the dishes out of the way as if they were a nuisance, then we are not “washing the dishes to wash the dishes.”

What’s more, we are not alive during the time we are washing the dishes. In fact we are completely incapable of realizing the miracle of life while standing at the sink.

If we can’t wash the dishes, the chances are we won’t be able to drink our tea either. While drinking the cup of tea, we will only be thinking of other things, barely aware of the cup in our hands.

Thus we are sucked away into the future—and we are incapable of actually living one minute of life.”
Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnamese monk 1926-2022)

Now you can easily make out as to what constitutes ‘mindfulness’?

Zen quotes are best when you wish to practice mindfulness.

What is the best one can do in uncertain times?

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” Eckhart Tolle

Message 

Replacing ‘Why this is happening to me” with ” what is this trying to tell me” has been a game-changer for me-unknown 

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philo

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