As the New Year begans, let us remember to relax and take a moment for ourselves.
Our minds are like waves on the sea, swaying all the time. Concentration helps this swaying mind become still… The state in which my inner mind is not grasping, not excited, not busy, is a state where my mind has settled down completely, in the same way as the water settles down. The sea of the mind, the deepwater of the mind, when it settles quietly this is concentration—Myongsong Sunim
I read this from the book, Woman on the Buddhist path by Martine Batchelor and it reminded me of the beauty of stillness in the fast pace world we live in. We are constantly on the go, in a rush to get somewhere, do something, be someone that we let life pass us by. Sometimes I feel like a hamster, frentically running on a wheel that I can’t get off and the harder I try the faster the…
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