In the Buddhist text
the suffering we create
by seeking approval and other habits of living externally,
is to basically lose the benefit of this lifetime.
But like most of us
I don’t manage to successfully limit myself
due to a known bad outcome.
What is working for me
Is a practice known as “Welcoming.”
The first step is a recognition of the situation I’m in
Then I welcome it and the feelings I’m having,
noticing if my belly is soft.
Softness is key!
“Never do anything in a state of internal brace
In a state of physical tightness and resistance
You’ll discover, it’s never worth it”
A quote from The Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault
Art from Priscilla’s Cohan daily journal,
Ohio Woods is today’s entry.