Daily Inspiration ~ September 6th

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The Buddha is always sitting on a lotus flower, very fresh, very stable. If we are capable of sitting in the here and the now, anywhere we sit becomes a lotus. Your body and your mind together, you are free from all worries, regrets, anger. Though each of us during sitting meditation has a cushion, the cushion can be hell or heaven. We don’t know how to enjoy the lotus flower. Sitting is not like hard labor; it is the enjoyment of stability, peace, of dwelling in the present moment.

~Thich Nhat Hanh ~

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2 thoughts on “Daily Inspiration ~ September 6th

  1. saymber says:

    What a beautiful picture you chose for this post and man…to be able to sit and have a quiet, peaceful mind for more than a couple of minutes! I’m working on it. I have a seriously monkey mind.

  2. Wendy Zake says:

    Yes, It does take effort to control the Monkey Mind, I started with a few minutes each day to sit quietly. I now just do it automatically, whenever I hear the “VOICE”…….another tool I have incorporated is recognizing the “EGO” voice. You know the one…..Where is tells you something negative about yourself or someone else……Well, what I have learned is that voice is ego, or your wounded child inside. We all have the these wounded parts of ourselves. So, I will act as the loving, guiding parent and tell the voice, How much we are loved, I reassure the voice that everything is OK, That I am here to protect “us” {meaning all parts of myself} that we are fine and in God’s Hands. You will amazed at how fast this voice of negativity is silenced, Keep doing it, each time it comes up……and soon you will find you have healed those parts of yourself that suffer with pain. Love Yourself First…….Blessings and Love to You!

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