Watch your mind’s reaction when you don’t get what you might want. How do you react when you don’t have a particular desirable thing? With detachment and joy? Or with frustration and blame? Tell us in one sentence how you did or create a meme with a meme generator.
A quiet mind comes from our willingness to cultivate ‘walking beside’ the frustrations we experience when we do not get what we want. Buddhist monks and nuns often talk about become independent of external conditions. We train the mind to learn this independence and maintain a calm mind. This training takes a while…as we learn each time we run out of coffee (or our favourite thing) in our day.
This Daily Stillness has been recycled from previously published ones:
• #tds6 Give up a favourite everyday thing for the day (Jul 6, 2015)
• #tds468 Give up a favourite everyday thing for the day (Oct 10, 2016)