Need a little inspiration? I read this gem from Sharon Salzberg this morning: “Our potential as human beings is measureless; it is vast, unfathomable. Our minds are incredibly dynamic, powerful, energetic force fields. Recognizing these realities is the ground for seeing that what we care about and what we do with our minds makes a difference.”
One way to tap into this power is the meditation practice of working with the brahma-viharas, or “divine abodes”, which we’ve been doing in the Tuesday 5:30 p.m. meditation class. These “divine abodes” include lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. We actively cultivate these qualities/emotions/capacities in the class, using time-honored methods.
Salzberg (who was in Seattle just last weekend) continues: “When we practice the brahma-viharas, we can benefit ourselves and all of life. Our lives are our own artistic medium, and there is nothing holding us back from shaping them except our limited ideas of what is possible.”
Imagine spending more of your own precious life dwelling in lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. You absolutely can! Join us on Tuesdays. See you then.