Advertisement

Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness Matters

Returning to This Very Moment

We are ceaselessly engaged in cycles of returning. We attend to breathing and then we get drawn into stories. We dwell in those stories for a while until something prompts us to the fact that we are not being present. In that moment, we have the opportunity to come back. The breath is there waiting. The body is there waiting. This moment is always here … waiting. This is our process of becoming–moving away and coming back, disengaging and reengaging, forgetting and remembering.

Advertisement

The present moment waits without judgment. It does not recriminate; it does not reproach. Perhaps we can do the same when our minds wander. Perhaps we can pick up with this very moment instead of forestalling it by “could haves” and “should haves.”

I’ve been away from posting for quite a while. I succumbed to the flu, which gave me plenty of practice observing sensations in the body, particularly the heavy, warm sensations of fever.

Just as we return to the breath, I invite you to return here to see what will be happening next.

 

  • http://louellabryant.com Ellie

    Nice to have you back..in this moment.

Previous Posts

Life Interrupted
I've been thinking a lot about interruptions lately. When I meditate in the mornings, I prefer to do it at a time when I won't be interrupted by others. Yet, even in the most protected environment, interruptions are inevitable. My mind will ...

posted 4:50:31pm Jul. 28, 2015 | read full post »

Everything Essential Buddhism
I am pleased to announce the release of the Everything Essential Buddhism Book. This book is an abridgment of the popular Everything Guide to Buddhism, 2nd Edition. As the name implies, this book is a leaner, more essential, treatment of the ...

posted 5:38:17pm Jul. 18, 2015 | read full post »

I Forgot to Take a Selfie!
I was at Moss Glen Falls recently. These stunning little falls are on Route 100 in Warren, Vermont. I stopped and took photographs and video footage of them. When I was leaving and getting ready to get back onto my motorcycle, I saw a couple ...

posted 10:34:45am Jul. 13, 2015 | read full post »

Happy Birthday to His Holiness the Dalai Lama
July 6 will be the 80th birthday of His Holiness (HH) the Dalai Lama. I first encountered the Dalai Lama when he would have been ...

posted 2:06:43pm Jun. 30, 2015 | read full post »

Introverts and Extroverts at the Neuronal Level
Those of you who are familiar with my work know that I have a thing for metaphors. Those of you who have been to my workshops know that I have a thing for the brain. I have been delighted to read Giorgio Ascoli's book, Trees of the Brain, Roots ...

posted 12:11:28pm Jun. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.