Tag: buddha

Daily Practice for September 6, 2016

Daily Practice for September 6, 2016

Word:  I went away to the Wenatchee Forest, deep into the woods and camped with my youngest and my hubs. It was lovely. I made a point of not doing much because I am still healing from tearing the tendon near my pec minor muscle. It is incredibly hard for me to NOT do things to stress that tear. But I'm trying. It is getting better but not on my schedule. Haha! When we got back on Saturday, we bustled around putting away camping supplies, doing laundry, and such. Then, yesterday, church happened. It was our last in a series of "Creating." We focused on co-creating our worship service together! It was delightfully appropriate and yielded some good information. We actually walked through the worship, during worship, and asked questions and offered information as to why we do different se

Mindful Monday: Look, unblinking

Buddhism, mindfulness, Spirituality
The Buddha's First Noble Truth (of four) -- the truth of dukkha, or the inevitable suffering, anxiety/fear, and dissatisfaction found in human life -- seems like a downer way to start learning about Buddhism or its more secular version, mindfulness. It sounds like we must resign ourselves to a depressing, burdensome life, scrambling pointlessly for what little pleasure and comfort we can before we croak. S*** happens, and then you die. It's true that we do suffer when we face pain and the crises of loss, illness, dying, and death. More often, though, we experience an uneasy discontentment with life in general or with something as small as a wish that this moment were different. This, too, is a form of suffering, and it can sour our lives. Recently, I heard an interesting interpretation...