“Everything can become a practice, including, and perhaps especially, the things that make us stumble. Here are some guidelines that I’d like to recommend that serve me day by day:
• The first thing in the morning that I do is dedicate the day to others, and especially to the most helpless, and to those who are suffering. We must constantly remember that we are not practicing to pamper our egos but in order in order to become people devoted to loving others and relieving pain.
• The second practice I recommend consists in letting pass — a thousand times a day, letting anxieties, fears, emotions, pass like so many bees buzzing around us.” A personal daily practice and why
The quote is from ‘In Search of Wisdom: A Monk, a Philosopher, and a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most’ by Matthieu Ricard, Christophe André, Alexandre Jollien. Today, take time to read the blog post on the importance of a daily practice from Ricard’s blog or just take one of the two practices here with you for the day and see if psychic space emerges during your day as you practice.
This Daily Stillness has been recycled from previously published ones:
• #tds1128 Everything can become a practice (Aug 1, 2018)