The Art of Resting

in: Dharma Topics
Discussion Date: Thu, May 06, 2021
May 6, 2021, 7:00 to 8:45 pm Silver Spring, Maryland, community online on Thursday evening May 7, 2021, 7:00 to 8:45 pm Open to all online on Friday evening Dear Still Water Friends, 

Sometimes in life I go through inspired and engaged periods, and other times I am vaguely irritated and my life seems without spark. I may simply be tired and tied into a habit of stressful attitudes, having gone through several years of heavy demands. I have not looked deeply at this irritation, but I have noticed that what I really want is to PLAY and REST, not to have a plan or objective.

Our guidelines for meditation include following the breath, observing the passage of thoughts, and sitting upright and comfortably. It seemed to me effort was involved, which for me is the opposite of rest!

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