why you cannot see clearly

Try to be mindful, and let things take their natural course. Then your mind will become still in any surroundings, like a clear forest pool. All kinds of wonderful, rare animals will come to drink at the pool, and you will clearly see the nature of all things. You will see many strange and wonderful things come and go, but your will be still. This is the happiness of the Buddha.

~Ajahn Chah

give. receive. listen. repeat.

inquiry for today~   where are you going today? where will you pause?

find our where you are

To come into contact with The One Who Is Not Busy, we soften the specific focus that we usually bring to our daily concerns and start paying attention not just to what furthers our goals but to everything inside us and around us. Our perspective on life radically changes when we have no concerns but being aware. We get a chance to see how information comes in through our senses and evokes thoughts and feelings. Our daily preoccupations drop away, and we come to know what basic awareness is like, before we put layers and layers of concerns on top of it. If we pay close attention, we can see quite clearly the process by which we pile on those layers of concerns. In other words, when we are consciously aware of our bodies and the whole sensual environment around us, we create for ourselves an opportunity to notice what’s usually overwhelmed by our daily preoccupations. This is encountering The One Who Is Not Busy.

~Darlene Cohen

 

One thought on “why you cannot see clearly

  1. What a gorgeous, beautiful photo. I’m so envious of the abundance of your peonies. Mine are gone for at least 8 weeks already and I only have a very late one still blooming.
    And then your lovely feet – gosh, they are so beautiful and the summery varnish! Never mind the mindful book….. 🙂
    Tell me, am I maybe, just a tad, superficial!?

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