Smiling is very important.
If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace.
It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
1 February is the first day of Tricycle’s 28 – day meditation challenge.
If you are like me, you have a zillion books to read. Well, maybe not a zillion, but near that many! 🙂 So the prospect of getting another book…well, it was daunting.
You can take this challenge without having to buy a book. Click here for the link.
My thoughts: The most important part of the 28 days will be the act of sitting every day. Lately, I have been sitting almost every day with #OMCru & #Drepung (twitter groups). Knowing there are others sitting with me at the same time…even if we are a world apart works well for me. I am curious to see how my days unfold as I move along the month.
Hoping you will join me and many others as we ‘Commit to Sit’ .
Been there? Done that? 🙂 Let’s start again, who knows what you will learn this time around!
Sharon Salzburg has a 28 Day Meditation Challenge …starting in February
Words regarding this event:
‘For the month of February, we have invited a diverse group of people to participate in the meditation program that Sharon Salzberg has laid out in her latest book, Real Happiness. We are asking them to reflect on their experiences—pleasant, difficult, and in between—and let us know how it’s going. They will be blogging and tweeting about their experiences. We will post all of the feedback we receive here on Sharon’s website.’
Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzburg
To bring about a true change in your attitudes is hard at first. But if you understand the meaning behind this mind training, and keep on trying to apply it, you will find that it helps you in every difficult situation, just as a well-designed vehicle can travel any distance quickly with ease. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
An affectionate disposition not only makes the mind more peaceful and calm, but it affects our body in a positive way too. ~ His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve. ~ The Buddha
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~ The Buddha